For Sale:

Combat Sports News and Entertainment Online Publication

Asking Price: $750,000
Description

According to The Guardian article, “The fight game reloaded: how MMA and UFC conquered the world”, MMA is a vibrant industry, that happens every weekend, all around the world with an estimated 3,000-4,000 fights every year.   While it may have a way to go, it is speculated that the sport will be in the Olympics within the next decade.  MMA and the UFC are going to continue to grow estimating that the sport is around 20% of where it will be in a decade. 
 
This online publication is a huge success in generating specialized content for the growing fighting sports market.  Founded in 2013, it was originally started as an entertainment outlet for combat sports fans and has grown into a global MMA, boxing and general martial arts entertainment and news destination! Revenues are generated through Facebook Audience Network, AdSense, and Revcontent.  With several years of active content, it has built a massive organic following by curating the best martial arts content and sharing it with fans.
 
With the focus on consumer interests as the most important driver of its content management, the publication’s Facebook audience has been grown 100% organically reaching over 2.6 million FB followers.  It has been recognized by Facebook as a premium publisher and was given verification status in 2015. 
 
While its core values have remained the same, the business has been growing YOY since inception.  The company’s growth has continued into 2018 with net income up 68% over the same months in 2017! 
 
Basic tasks to maintain and grow the website could be handled by one operator spending approx. 20 hours per week.  For content creation, the company utilizes a core team of writers.  With the business being operated remotely, it has low overhead and is easily relocatable. 
 
With the huge growth of the fighting sports market, this site has perfectly positioned itself as THE source for cutting edge information that spans a broad range of fighting sports from MMA to Boxing to UFC.  Its established foundation, potential for continued future growth and growing marketplace provides an opportunity for a new owner to acquire a successful online publication and expand to its full potential! 
 
Price & Financial Summary
U.S. DOLLARS
Listing Price $750,000 USD 
TTM Gross Revenue $667,368 USD
TTM Cash Flow $619,624 USD
 
AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS
Listing Price 960,000 AUD 
TTM Gross Revenue 855,600 AUD
TTM Cash Flow 794,390 AUD
 
*Converted from AUD to USD based on the exchange rate of .78 on 3/7/18.  USD equivalent at time of sale will vary based on exchange rates.
 

Financial Overview
Archive Date05-01-2018
StatusArchived
Year Established2013
Employees0
Inventory1
Other Information
CategoryAuthority/Information Portal
IndustryEntertainment
LocationAustralia
Home Based BusinessYes
Seller Finanacing AvailableYes
Income SourcesAdvertising/PPC/Adsense
Growth

As a solid performer since its inception, there continues to be huge potential to expand the business.  Some strategies to continue growth and profitability include: increasing SEO efforts, monetize with Facebook live, partner with other brands (branded content), and promote the existing E-commerce store.  

Competition

This site is not just about fight results or an endless stream of statistics; it is about the extraordinary stories of combat sports.  It is a new breed of media agency that focuses not only on the application of martial arts in sports, but on all aspects of life.  Having their consumers’ interests as the most important driver of content creation has set the publication apart from the competition.  

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