After taste testing some Xyience during a recent Low Blow, we could definitely tell you that you SHOULD be paid to drink that shit. And it looks like most of the fighters who were sponsored by Xyience agree … a bunch of them have told Xyience to fuck off when they didn’t get their moneys.
I was kinda wondering why the tide of fighters holding gay cans of ‘Sour Apple’ Xyience in the Octagon dried up. Here’s a list of fighters who ditched Xyience due to non-payment:
- Sean Sherk
- Rich Franklin
- Chuck Liddell
- Forrest Griffin
- Matt Hughes
And here’s some other fighters that experienced problems getting paid but may or may not still be with the company:
- Josh Koscheck
- Mike Swick
- Cung Le
Looking at the Xyience website, that’s 8 fighters out of the 9 shown on their page. The only guy not bitching is Anderson Silva, and that might be because no one understands Portuguese or because no one’s dumb enough to try and fuck over Anderson Silva.
Overall, it’s a pretty balls situation. And while Xyience has recently paid off the debt they owed to several fighters after an infusion of cash that’s rumored to have come from the Fertittas themselves, it’s how a company operates when they’re low on funds that tells you if they’re sketchy or not. And yes, these guys are sketchy … sketchy mc-sketch-a-lots.
**UPDATE** You can add Drew Fickett to the list of fighters who got stiffed.