Though unconfirmed, Rua is rumored to have been contracted at $40,000.
Several fighters had special clauses in their contracts, guaranteeing that their full appearance fee be paid. One of those fighters, Zac George, has yet to be paid by Shine.
"I have not been paid in any way by Shine. Ron Foster, my only contact who bothered returning my calls, has apparently been fired by the company. Dorian Price, Devin Price, and Jason Chambers have all ignored my every attempt at communication. I haven't received as much as a text message concerning reimbursement. In all my 60 pro and amateur fights, I have never been so disrespected or felt so disposable. My experience with Shine has been nothing short of chaotic; everything from my opponent (who changed five times), to plane tickets (which we got 12 hours before we left), to hotel accommodations was a disaster. The most disrespectful part of the endeavor was the total lack of communication from Shine. I still haven't heard one word from them since this disaster started," Zac George explained. George has since been released from his Shine contract, but is still awaiting his $3,000 contracted appearance fee for "Worlds Collide."
Chute-Boxe's Augusto Oliveira contends that Shine has less than upfront as it concerns the payment of his fighters; Luiz Azeredo and Alexandre "Cacareco" Ferreira. "Unfortunately, we've been in the same situation since May. Which is, we haven't received a penny from Shine with the exception of plane tickets, hotel, and per diem money, as I have stated before."
"Mr. Price insists in saying, even to the press (http://mmajunkie.com/news/19959/shin...ure-bright.mma
), that he has wired around $14,000 to our bank account. I say "around" 14,000 because he can never get this amount right; every time he mentions it, he gives a different figure. Since he hasn't done it for a fact, it's natural he doesn't know this number."
H.I.T. representative Marc Fiore also confirmed to MMA Spot that Mario Stapel had not been paid by Shine Fights.
Jamal Patterson, who received forty percent of his contracted "show" purse, echoes many of the sentiments shared by his other fighters that are still seeking payment, "I don't think they ever had the money. If they did it would have been at the arena. Devin made promises that he couldn't keep."