Virginia athletic commission fires back at Shine

The Virginia state athletic commission claims the state denied a license to Shine Fights for its lightweight grand prix because the promotion did not provide evidence of a surety bond and other necessary documents.

Shine Fights CEO: “Virginia commission reneged on verbal agreement”

Shine Fights CEO Devin Price has decided to move the MMA promotional firm’s Sept 10 Grand Prix Tournament to First Council Casino in Newkirk, OK in the wake of questionable treatment by the Virginia state athletic commission.

Reason for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide” cancellation explained

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Although infamous boxing promoter Don King knocked out the Shine Fights “Worlds Collide” main event between Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas this past weekend, it was actually the organization’s own fault which ultimately caused the show to get shut down according to Terrance Merriweather, the North Carolina Boxing Authority Superintendent. The actual … Read more

Ricardo Mayorga arrives in Fayetteville for May 15th “Worlds Collide” showdown

Shine Fights CEO Dismisses Don King “Trickerations” NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2010) – Ricardo Mayorga, Shine Fights, and the city of Fayetteville are eagerly awaiting Saturday’s MMA showdown between Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas at the Crown Coliseum. “Worlds Collide: MAYORGA VS THOMAS” will be broadcast via PPV on cable and satellite in the … Read more

A day in the life of an MMA matchmaker: ProMMAnow.com talks to Shine Fights’ Ron Foster

When Shine Fights matchmaker Ron Foster sat down and penciled in MMA veteran Din Thomas to face the former three-time world champion boxer Ricardo Mayorga as the main event for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide,” he probably never expected the fireworks that would occur leading up to the fight.  First there was the press conference, which got extremely heated … Read more

Shine Fights issues response to Don King’s cease and desist

It was reported earlier today that legendary boxing promoter Don King, after becoming aware of Ricardo Mayorga’s intention to fight Din Thomas in an MMA bout with Shine Fights on May 15, issued a cease and desist order to the mixed martial arts promotion stating Mayorga was under an exclusive promotional contract with Don King … Read more

The fight before the fight – Ricardo Mayorga takes shot at Din Thomas at Shine Fights press conference *VIDEO*

Sparks flew at yesterday’s press conference to announce “Worlds Collide: Mayorga vs. Thomas” the May 15th MMA fight card that will serve as Ricardo Mayorga’s introduction to the sport. The former boxing world champion and his opponent, Din Thomas, began taunting each other from the moment the two entered Victor’s Café in New York City. Thomas, … Read more

Former WBC & WBA welterweight boxing champion, Ricardo Mayorga signs exclusive MMA fight deal with Shine Fights

Ricardo Mayorga is the most recent boxer to make the transition to MMA.
Ricardo Mayorga is the most recent boxer to make the transition to MMA.

(PRESS RELEASE) – Legendary Nicaraguan boxing great, Ricardo Mayorga has his sights set on being a mixed martial artist and is the latest top-tier athlete to join what is now the fastest growing MMA promotion in the world.

“I think I can say, and without sounding cocky, that I will do even better in MMA than I have in boxing,” said Mayorga via translator.  “I’m going to fight till I get my belt as a world champion then I can retire.”

Ricardo Mayorga first delivered the announcement via press conference for local Miami media at, The Fight Club, in Miami and answered the many questions that have already been buzzing through various media outlets.

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Shine Fight Promotions to hold press conference announcing the signing of boxing great, Ricardo Mayorga, and his move to MMA

Former WBA/WBC Welterweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga will join the world of MMA.
Former WBA/WBC Welterweight Champion Ricardo Mayorga will join the world of MMA.

MIAMI, FL (USA) – On the heels of the biggest mixed martial arts event in the history of South Florida, Shine 2: American Top Team vs. The World, Shine Fight Promotions (Shine Fights) is now excited to announce the biggest addition to a rapidly developing world-class roster.

Legendary Nicaraguan boxing great Ricardo Mayorga has his sights set on being a mixed martial artist and is the latest top-tier athlete to join what is now the fastest growing MMA promotion in the world.

“This is going to be huge; Huge for Shine Fights, huge for the sport, and huge for our home base of South Florida,” says Shine Fights CEO, Devin Price.

Read moreShine Fight Promotions to hold press conference announcing the signing of boxing great, Ricardo Mayorga, and his move to MMA

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