NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2010) - Despite demands from Don King Productions to “cease and desist” promoting Ricardo Mayorga, Shine Fights Promotions CEO Devin Price is assuring fight fans that the May 15th MMA event “WORLDS COLLIDE: MAYORGA VS. THOMAS” will go forward “without a doubt.” Price also added, “Shine Fights has a valid and exclusive promotional contract with Ricardo Mayorga for mixed martial arts. We are pleased to offer both MMA fans and boxing fans a great night of MMA action on Saturday, May 15th.”
“When we announced this fight I said that we think Mayorga’s fans are just that, his fans, and that they will follow him to MMA,” said Price. “Our target is to convert many boxing fans into fans of both sports.”
The Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, NC will host "Worlds Collide," which will also be broadcasted live on PPV, beginning at 6:00 PM PT/9:00 PM ET. Mayorga vs. Thomas tops an action-packed card loaded with MMA stars. The show will be live on pay per view on cable and satellite in the United States and Canada. It will be in High Definition, and it will be available in both English and Spanish (where available). The MMA showdown will be distributed live by MultiVision Media, Inc. The suggested retail price for the MMA showdown is $29.95.
From a Shine Fights press release. It looks like the fight is going ahead.