I really do think it is a combination of his accent and the way he says things. Even my wife commented that he sounded like a dick when he said, 'Growing up I idolized Penn. As a man I am afraid of no one. Penn's biggest mistake was taking this fight.' He didn't say anything we hadn't heard from other fighters before, just the way he says it bugs people.
Oh well, maybe when he and GSP fight they will sell it as the Ying & Yang fight?
I know, I know, they will never fight, I can dream can't I?