Floyd Mayweather and Josh Koscheck have both publicly asked for Olympic style drug testing in combat sports. Now, FILA has instituted the system for Grappling and Pankration.
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.
From SunSentinel.com: In a harried fight to keep one of his fighters from competing in an event put on by a rival promoter, Don King posted a $1 million bond in cash in Broward Court Saturday. The bond was to secure an injunction against the promoter and the fighter, King and his attorneys said. …He delivered … Read more
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
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide” has been stopped by the North Carolina State Athletic Commission. The event, which was to feature the MMA debut of professional boxer Ricardo Mayorga, started running into problems last week when Don King Productions filed a cease and desist ordering Shine Fights to immediately stop all promotion … Read more
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – The fighter weigh-ins for “Shine Fights 3: Worlds Collide” took place Friday at the Big Apple Restaurant & Sports Pub in Fayetteville, N.C. The event is due to take place tonight at Crown Coliseum and will air live on Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 PT. There is a 30 minute countdown … Read more
Bout to be distributed live on PPV with a suggested retail price of $29.95 NEW YORK, NY (May 10, 2010) – Will the boxer land the punch that dismantles the MMA fighter? Or will the MMA fighter force the boxer to the ring mat and compel him to submit? In short, which martial art will … Read more