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You have to be paid to drink Xyience

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.

  • Amy Robinson

    Drew Fickett was stiffed by Xyience too. He was all over the internet about it, so you can add another one to the list.

    Another interesting note- at UFC 77 Xyience was outside at the weigh-ins giving out free Xenergy to the several thousand fans. I went up to them and they gave me about 6 of them without blinking an eye.

    And Anderson might not be bitching yet because the empty checks might not have yet made it down to Brazil.

  • Lifer

    what about kenny kenflo? he was the most infamous sipping from and shaking the unopened can, gesticulating wildly with it. is he still on the roster? i hope so. nobody can pretend-drink like that man!

  • steve24

    I don’t understand why these guys would wait months or even up to 6 months without getting paid. If you pay me to wear your gear during a fight or pretend to be drinking your stuff in the post fight interview, I want a check within 30 days. Otherwise, your cut and my lawyers will be in contact with you soon.

  • Amy Robinson

    screw that, I’d say payment in advance. you don’t pay for commercials after they air on tv, fight sponsorships are just the same.

  • Trol

    Not only does that stuff taste bad, it gave me explosive diarrhea! Ever get constipated, drink you a can of that shit. Just be sure you have a toilet available because when it hits, you have no time to spare.

  • marshal

    Why does Chuck Liddell do that gay X cross arms thing. Is that in Xyience support? If not is it old WWF X-factor bullshit?

  • Thomas

    FightOpinion a while back did a story and covered on their radio show the shady history of Xyience and its founder

  • Terrence Halladay

    what do you mean is RUMORED to have come from fertitta? it did come from them according to dave metzler and not only that but they were just about to go out of business because of so many losses when they magically got the millions from fertitta.