A last-minute legal victory for boxing promoter Don King has forced the cancellation of former boxing champ Ricardo Mayorga’s MMA debut vs. Din Thomas, which had been scheduled to headline tonight’s “Shine Fights: Worlds Collide” pay-per-view event.
A matchup between former EliteXC middleweight champ Murilo “Ninja” Rua and David Heath will now headline “Worlds Collide”.
King argued that his boxing contract with Mayorga, signed in October, prevented him from fighting in MMA and was today granted an injunction against Shine Fights preventing them from promoting Mayorga’s matchup with Thomas.
Though Shine initially indicated that they planned to go forward with the fight despite the legal setback, they have since complied and canceled the bout
Pictured: Ricardo Mayorga and Din Thomas from yesterday’s “Shine Fights: Worlds Collide” weigh-ins