"In their quest to mold Shine Fights Promotions into MMA's most fan-friendly organization, CEO Devin Price and COO Jason Chambers have taken the unprecedented step of allowing Shine fans to play matchmaker for the company's upcoming Lightweight Grand Prix Tournament, which will be televised nationally on Pay Per View. Eight of the fight world’s best 155-pound competitors have been selected to put their skills to the test against one another on Sept 10th at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. History will be made, as fans have never been given the opportunity to actually choose the fights they want to see. Now, they can mix and match those eight fighters in order to create the four opening-round bouts that they want to see. The combinations with the most votes will be selected as the official bouts. Suggestions should be emailed to GrandPrixPick@Shinefights.com."
— SHINE Fights asking fans to pick first-round match-ups for their one-night, 8-man tourney at the Patriot Center on September 10th. Make of this what you will. For the record, today is the first day I've heard from SHINE's PR agency since the original release was distributed announcing the event. There's been no advertising or marketing efforts insofar as I've been able to tell. I'll keep everyone posted.