No of coarse he wasn't born in Mexico, but he's honoring his culture and the sacrifices his father made for him to live a good life. No he didn't "struggle growing up in Mexico", but he models himself after his father by having good work ethic and he thanks his father and his culture for all of his accomplishments. That is why he talks about his father in most all of his UFC Prime Times.
What is someone just supposed to completely forget their culture just because they were born in the U.S.? Cain is a very proud fighter, and should have every right to consider himself a part of the Mexican culture.
As far as the UFC poster goes, they made JDS's face look like a Lightweight. But I don't see how a badly Photoshopped picture should effect someones perception of the fight. They're still the same fighter whether the poster looks good or not.
When did I say he should forget it? He should actually honor the country he was born in too. A country that gave him great opportunity to provide GREATLY for himself....and provide for his father as well. I never said forget his culture.
JDS has a Brazilian flag behind him. Why? He was born, lives, and trains there.
Bisping/Hendo - Hendo had an American flag. Bisping had a British flag. Why? That is where they were born and lived, trained (Bisping has since came to the States)
No one said forget it. But it is a stupid marketing ploy. He is not Mexican. Wasn't born there. Doesn't live there. I not for sure, but I bet hardly ever visits there. If every fighter went around claiming countries that their parents were from then what? Not a huge deal...I just hate when American people fall back on their "roots" when they don't even associate in that country. When the U.S. provided the opportunity for their whole family. Basically says "nope I'm not claiming American roots even though I have ate off their plate my whole life. I will claim Mexican roots because my Father lived there and it was hard".
Just rubs me the wrong way. One has a flag behind them representing where THEY are from, live, and train. One has a flag from where their father once lived. It is like Marcus Davis acting all Irish because he has roots in Ireland, even though he was American.
In the end it doesn't really matter. Just seems overboard. Never heard him talk about the U.S. much.