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UFC: Remembrance of Xyience girls past, and embarrassing sponsors of the present


Do you know what's missing from modern-day UFC cards? Xyience sponsored ring girls, that's what. Sure, Dana White's got an adult beverage company that sponsors the ring girls who cavort between rounds now, but it's not quite the same. I miss getting together with my friends r for the PPV's and Ultimate Fighter finales, look at the ring girls and shout "She blinded me with Xyience!"

That said, Xyience in on the list of UPROXX blogger Vince Mancin's "10 UFC Sponsors Who Make Me Embarrassed to Like UFC." This list comprises companies that either sponsor the UFC or their fighters. It includes the aforementioned Xyience, the now banned Nazi-crazy Hoelzer Reich, and the ever present Affliction t-shirts. Spike TV also gets it's share of knocks, too. Primarily due to promos of it's inane non-UFC programming including TNA Wrestling!, Blue Mountain State, and MANswers, the show so stupid no real man would ever watch (or at least admit they did.)

In all, this little collection of sponsors shows how closely the UFC and MMA are to their "renegade sport" roots. Despite MMA's inroads into the mainstream in the past decade, it still has some some of the sideshow trappings that some people still hold their noses at, even as they order the PPV's or buy ringside seats for. Shirts with skulls and other psuedo-gothic imagery will probably be around until fighters get bored with it. But the stigma of sponsors like Hoelzer Reich may never go away.

(Huge thanks to eltopo over at The Outhouse for pointing this list out.)
(via The Outhouse, UPROXX)




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Do you know what's missing from modern-day UFC cards? Xyience sponsored ring girls, that's what. Sure, Dana White's got an adult beverage company that sponsors the ring girls who cavort between rounds now, but it's not quite the same. I miss getting together with my friends r for the PPV's and Ultimate Fighter finales, look at the ring girls and shout "She blinded me with Xyience!"

That said, Xyience in on the list of UPROXX blogger Vince Mancin's "10 UFC Sponsors Who Make Me Embarrassed to Like UFC." This list comprises companies that either sponsor the UFC or their fighters. It includes the aforementioned Xyience, the now banned Nazi-crazy Hoelzer Reich, and the ever present Affliction t-shirts. Spike TV also gets it's share of knocks, too. Primarily due to promos of it's inane non-UFC programming including TNA Wrestling!, Blue Mountain State, and MANswers, the show so stupid no real man would ever watch (or at least admit they did.)

In all, this little collection of sponsors shows how closely the UFC and MMA are to their "renegade sport" roots. Despite MMA's inroads into the mainstream in the past decade, it still has some some of the sideshow trappings that some people still hold their noses at, even as they order the PPV's or buy ringside seats for. Shirts with skulls and other psuedo-gothic imagery will probably be around until fighters get bored with it. But the stigma of sponsors like Hoelzer Reich may never go away.

(Huge thanks to eltopo over at The Outhouse for pointing this list out.)
(via The Outhouse, UPROXX)





Posted originally: 2010-03-15 21:19:00