Originally Posted by 69nites
I'm indifferent to him.
I think a lot of people over rate him and I think a lot of people underrate him. I think he's got potential but hasn't been expanding his game enough to realize it. I think so far he's stayed fairly protected by the UFC in order to help expand the UK fanbase.
I'm really glad they're going to start putting him against fighters who can help him rank up and fight contenders.
I agree, he will be tested when he meets stronger competition. His arrogance is evident, but only a few fighters are humble so that doesn't really set him apart in my book.
I've been a Bisping fan since TUF3, I was rooting for him and Ross so MMA would spread in the UK. I never watched TUF before that, so I didn't get to know Leben very well when he was on there, although people speak of him as if he was a prick in the house. Was he?
As a rule, I tend to root against any man who colors his hair.
But what I like most about Bisping is that when they have him on a fight card in the UK, it is usually a free event for us Yanks in the states.