Five months ago Shine Fights first pay-per-view event turned into a complete shambles when court proceedings brough about by Don King on the day of the fight prevented headline fighter Roberto Mayorga from competing against Din Thomas.
After initially stating that the event would go on the show would later be canceled as the audience filed into the arena that evening. Since then there’s been rumors of fighters not getting paid, and the professionalism of Shine Fights CEO Devin Price being brought into question.
Despite that Shine Fights have pressed ahead with another pay-per-view event set for this Friday, 10th September which will showcase a one-night lightweight tournament featuring the likes of Charles ‘Crazy Horse’ Bennett, Conor Heun and Marcus Aurelio.
Unfortunately for the promotion their best-laid plans have once again began to crumble as new emerges that they have had to move their event from Virginia to Oklahoma.
Apparently the reason for the move is that the promotion had offered fans the chance to cote on who should fight in the opening round match-ups, something that the Virginia commission were apparently unhappy with and as a result refused to give Shine Fights a license.
After months of planning, to have to shift an event a week before it’s scheduled to take place is nothing short of a disaster and it’s hard to say how many more setbacks they can suffer before they finally throw in the towel.