I actually agree with Rashad. He has been accused of showboating many times before, and I do think its mostly because his cultural background is different. He's dead-on about Chuck running around the ring screaming like a maniac after his KO's, but Rashad gets called a showboater for literally just doing a little dance after his win. I don't think its that people are racist against him, but I do think a lot of white people don't "get" black culture and jump to the conclusion that his little dances and stuff are somehow very insulting to his opponent, moreso than anyone else's celebrations.
I don't agree that this is a culture gap issue.
Their are other black fighters in the UFC that don't have the aura of arrogance Rashad has when he celebrates victory.
Anderson Silva dances when he wins. I wouldn't call what he does disrespectful.
If a black guy doesn't like Chuck running around the ring screaming when he wins, would you attribute that to a cultural gap? Like, it only bothers black people because Chuck is white?
Of course not.
Rashad doesn't realize he's a showboat because he is that self-absorbed. And I imagine his fans don't see it for the most-part because they are emotionally invested in him as a fighter.
But the fact is, he comes off as quite arrogant. It's DEFINITELY not a white/black thing. Some people just hate arrogant antics after a fight such as:
James Irvin's "cowboy pistol thing"
Brock Lesnar riding Heath Herring like a horse, and pointing and laughing in his face.
Tito's "digging the grave" thing he does when he wins.
And I still stand by the fact that if someone asks you how hard your opponent hit you, there are several more humble responses than "Ah man... Was that it?"
Dude's a showboat. Black or white. Love him or hate him.