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Over 400k worth of pissed off MMA people

When it comes to Xyience, there’s always one guy you can rely on to go over every scrap of documentation available and report on the sketchiness within: Rich Bergeron. For those of you who are new to the site, Rich is actually being sued by Xyience for fucking with their shit. Rich is countersuing because you can’t really sue someone for telling the truth.

The latest batch of documentation that came out was related to Xyience’s bankruptcy sale and it contained a big list of people who have never been paid … a veritable who’s who of MMA (or rather a who’s screwed of MMA, considering the circumstances here):

Chuck Liddell had one-million shares of Xyience stock according to 2005 and 2006 audit numbers from A.J. Robbins. Creditors in the Xyience bankruptcy case include: Travis Lutter; Rich Franklin, Inc.; Matt Serra; Heath Herring; Evan Shoman; and Anderson Silva Enterprises, Incorporated. Bankruptcy paperwork lists several other UFC fighters with Xyience financial issues. The company says they “may be in payment default” in regards to: Michael Bisping ($2,000); BJ Penn ($25,000); Forrest Griffin ($43,333.35); Matt Hughes ($49,999.98); Rich Franklin ($21,000); Josh Koscheck ($21,666.68); Chuck Liddell ($165,000); and Mike Swick ($28,083.35). Other MMA personalities sponsored by Xyience have also been hung out to dry. Payments have also been neglected for: Cung Le ($40,664) and Xyience Model Rachelle “Leah” ($50,000).

Man, I would lose my shit if someone owed me fifty grand.

  • dignan

    The fact that all of these guys sold that junk, and also work for the same fuckers who set them up is fucking brutal.

    Someone should go beat the shit out of Dana, just as a warning to the Fertittas.

    Something tells me the Fertittas have a full time security detail.

  • Leland Roling

    This shit is going to blow up, and it’s going to hurt the Fertittas soon enough. The implications of fraud and the federal government possibly investigating the dealings here will make the NGC start taking a look hard at the situation. It’s really a story that could potentially come out of left field.

  • clint notestine

    Of I was one of those fighter I’d start hunting people down and collecting Mafia style. Dana would be first on my list. All the guys listed with money numbers were some how involved with TUF.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    That’s a lot of fucking money to be owed. Even Bisping. If someone owed me $2,000, I would be pretty pissed off.

  • penxv

    Don’t the Fertittas kind of own xyience in some sort of convoluted way?

    I would rather get a real job than fight in the ufc. Shit… I would rather mop the floor at a whorehouse than let those fuckers make money off of me.

  • Rich Bergeron

    A couple interesting links on this front:

    UFC starting to resemble Survivor: More fighters get voted off the island:

    Travis Lutter wants his Xyience Money!