Originally Posted by EliteUndisputed
And Bisping's a pretty exciting fighter and he's got personality, that's why.
Fair play, good to hear.
Strange though, I really never would have thought Bisping would be anyone's favourite fighter outside of the UK (not at this stage anyway)
Pretty exciting maybe, but not explosive or amazing, he hasn't achieved anything yet or been in enough great fights to be considered a top star (someone who would attract a massive fan base from outside his home nation)
Like I remember the days when mostly everyone loved Chuck, but he was knocking people out left right and center and his emotion and passion were infective (how could you not love him when he destroyed Tito and ran around with that trademark celebration?)
Rampage has a huge personality and has been involved in a lot of top fights, has scored some explosive wins and I can see why he is a fan favourite.
GSP, Franklin, Randy, Shogun, Anderson Silva, Belfort, Tito, Forrest, BJ Penn, Wanderlei, Alves, jones, Carwin, Cain, Brock to name just a few of the fighters (UFC only) who have either shown themselves to be more explosive, more exciting or more charismatic as fighters than Bisping (imo)
Even Rashad has a great deal more explosive finishes on his CV than Bisping (Chuck, Forrest, Salmon) and is a great deal more charismatic on a mic I feel (watch his inside mma interviews and the like)
I am shocked to hear an american pick him as their favourite fighter (based on what little he has achieved thus far in the sport and how few exciting fights he has been involved in to date) but fair play to you, I respect your right to support whoever appeals to you personally.