Don King's best efforts to spoil Ricardo Mayorga's professional MMA debut took a big step forward Saturday. A judge in Broward County, Fla., granted King an injunction to stop the former boxing champion from competing on Shine Fight's Worlds Collide pay-per-view card in Fayetteville, N.C., tonight.
It's only a big step forward because according to Shine Fights they still plan on moving forward with the bout, regardless of the judge's decision.
Shine Fights' PR representative Phil Lanides on Saturday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that they still plan on moving forward with Mayorga's involvement in the fight stating, "Official position at this point is that we're still going forward."
Shine Fights did confirm that they would also alert fans and the media if anything changes in the situation, or if Mayorga will indeed be pulled from the bout tonight against Din Thomas.
The battle between Don King and Shine Fights has been ongoing for the past few weeks regarding the promotional contract Mayorga has with King.
King had sent two separate "cease and desist" orders to Shine Fights to stop Mayorga from fighting for the promotion, and last week filed an injunction to stop the bout from happening. The judge in Broward County Saturday enforced that injunction, but at this time Shine has decided to ignore that order and move forward with the fight.
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