Florida Judge Grants Emergency Injunction Favoring Don King Productions Over MMA Promoter
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Broward County Circuit Court Judge Marc C. Gold heard eight hours of testimony over two days in his Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., courtroom before granting an emergency injunction in favor of Don King Productions and against a Mixed Martial Arts promoter that had planned to present an MMA event this evening in Fayetteville, N.C., headlined by former three-time world champion Ricardo Mayorga.
Mayorga has been and continues to be represented solely and exclusively by Don King Productions in a series of promotional agreements since 2001.
After hearing the judge’s verdict, Don King Productions attorney Robert Zarco advised Gold that press reports have indicated the MMA promoters plan to advise Mayorga to appear tonight regardless of his ruling. The judge gave a stern warning from the bench.
“If my orders are disobeyed, there will be serious sanctions from this court,” Gold said.