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Breaking (Slowly): Thomas Says He’s Still Fighting Mayorga, King May Take Order to PPV Providers


(Honestly, is this the face of a man who wouldn’t carefully read his contract before signing it?)

Final Final Update: Now the entire Shine Fights event has been canceled. Jesus.

Final Update: Mayorga is officially out and Ninja Rua vs. David Heath has been promoted to the main event, MMA reporter Karyn Bryant says. So that’s that.

This Shine Fights story looks like it’s going to drag out all day and the updates are flying fast and furious. As of this afternoon, the company is still adamant that embattled boxer Ricardo Mayorga will make his MMA debut against Din Thomas at tonight’s "Worlds Collide" pay-per-view event, despite a judge’s orders that he not.

For what it’s worth, Thomas is reportedly telling MMA scribes he’s been informed that he’s still fighting Mayorga and will continue preparing accordingly.

Further developments allege that Don King Productions may take its fight straight to PPV providers and basically dare them to air the program in the face of the legal order.



At this point there are far more questions than answers: Will Shine Fights really defy the injunction?  Would doing so be to effectively commit promotional suicide? Is it all a ruse to try to squeeze out a precious few more PPV buys? If Mayorga appears, could he be party to a lawsuit, since he’ll also be in violation of his contract with DKP?

We may not know until Shine’s PPV actually goes on the air. More updates as they occur.

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mt59801- May 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm
FUCKING CHRIST! Isn't M-1 Global enough??? Do we really need Don King's fighter purse raping, outcome rigging, and other bullshit any where near MMA? FUCK NO. This why no MMA organization should sign a boxer.
Joedirt- May 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Horror Fighter.... what?
Even boxing purists don't like Don King... they probably hate him more than anyone else dipshit. I'm a boxing fan and an MMA fan, I hate Don King...
Horror Fighter- May 15, 2010 at 5:56 pm
To all the boxing purists who want to bash MMA: Your sport has a leech named Don King. I can see why you are so proud. Go fuck yourselves.
DazedNConfused- May 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm
Yes but cashhh money from the 80's is still relevent today. So are contracts and greasy ass hair pubes. Don King is slime, but he will always be around.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 15, 2010 at 5:09 pm
Is this Don King's revenge on the universe for being born with a head full of the biggest, nastiest pubes known to man? I don't understand how this irrelevant bastard still has so much power and hype. The eighties were a long ass time ago.
DazedNConfused- May 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm
I actually wanted to see this fight too. Fuck.
DazedNConfused- May 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm
Marketing ploy to promote his actual boxing match this August. He knew he wasn't going to end up fighting but he put up a good show. Wouldn't expect any less from Mayorga that fuckin' dirtbag. Anyone who follows boxing knows this.
Douchey McDoucherton- May 15, 2010 at 4:13 pm
they should hold these fights in the parking lot instead.
ReX13- May 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm
kellyman>> Agreed. Can't believe you didn't mention Titties vs AfroZilla.
kellyman- May 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm
KOTC needs better PR, clearly. Reading this site, you'd never know it even existed. They have a decent card every month on HDNet, including one last night. Their next card is a PPV headlined by Monica Lovato, who won her second fight apparently by 'retiring' Melissa Vasquez. And two other guys named Lovato.
So it's no UFC, but if you're into MMA, you'll love it.
My two cents; still gay for CP.
Dante- May 15, 2010 at 3:48 pm
Don King = Fedor.
El Guapo- May 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm
This new weekend editor's doing work!! I like that..

Keep the updates coming, Bossman. This mess gets settled, I'll order it. 30 bucks for Mayorga, Crazy Horse and Dan Quinn, I'm in.
Winterblack- May 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm
Update - According to MMA reporter Karyn Bryant, the fight is now off:

Mayorga's out. Ninja Rua vs David Heath is new headliner at Shine tonight. Still lots of good fights going down!

Mayorga was clearly miffed with King:

Mayorga just told me "Don King is a jerk!" I said "Va uma Pelea?" He made cutting sign across his neck. I said "No puedes?" He said "No."

Steve Cofield and Cagewriter, nonetheless
Winterblack- May 15, 2010 at 3:18 pm
Man fuck that guy. Why are people still letting him manage them? Don King just always fucks everything up.
Sagat and Son- May 15, 2010 at 3:10 pm
For every King Mo and Brock Lesnar who have meteoric rises there are dozens of guys who get rushed too soon, too fast. Evaluated Lashley's career after this fight, but at least it's a step up from Wes "Preggo" Sims. If Lashley fights Kimbo anytime soon, bash away on him all you want. But I second Rogers vs. Lashley sometime this year.
Mr_Misanthropy- May 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm
Mayorga's a brown Steve McQueen.
Almost North- May 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm
Its like the two most convoluted, outrageous, and just simply worst organizations in the entire universe (the legal system and pro boxing) are conspiring to shit on my Saturday.
Joedirt- May 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm
Don King of mma is like the Don ki-- wait nevermind. What a dick. Worst thing EVER to happen to boxing. Granted corruption was around before him but still....
Kayblade- May 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm
I'm for anyone who wants to screw over DKP. They're a bunch of crooks.
Mdot50- May 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm
who cares at this point.... strikeforce's card is the one to watch tonight
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