Is "northern banter" slang for being disrespectful? Thats what I've gotten from him from this show. I really wanted to start liking him and when I heard he was going to be one of the coaches I saw it as a way to see him as a coach and mentor; FAIL. He missed one of his own teammates fights for crying out loud.
A bit of banter is where you're taking the piss out of someone but don't really mean it, as you're basically just doing it for abit of fun. If you're american then you might struggle to comprehend it, being from a nation of very dramatic people who take offence off the slightest remark.
Ill try and give you an example of banter from the show.
Theres a part early on in the series where team UK are in a training session and Bisping is telling everyone to give Nick a round of applause for beatng Mark in his fight, so then Nick says " Thankyou, I really couldn't of done it without you guys" then Bisping responds with "Shut up you puff" and then they all laugh, including Nick as he knew it sounded abit gay and dramatic, hence Bispings reply. But at the end of the day Bisping didn't really mean it, and Nick knew that, as its just abit of banter between freinds.
Another example would be if a freind of mine took the piss out me over something, and lets just say I laughed and replied by calling him a Dick, that would also be banter as neither of us meant it. But if I was to call an american a dick just messing about, I would more then likely get a response like this " What the FCUK did you just call me man!!" or something along those lines, as they wouldn't get I was joking lol.
Hope that clears a few things up about banter for those of that dont really get it (litterally
I must say this show has really just made me not like Bisping. This could be the intentions with the editing of the show...but even that being said, editing has nothing to do with the way Bisping is reacting. He acted like such a little bitch when Dan asked him to switch times. He talks an overwhelming amount of shit, and acts like a child when someone dishes it back at him. And it's like he has to poke at anything the US team does, like the huddle thing and the "1-2-3..blah blah" crap. He acts so disgusted by it. Right Bisping...who was the one going "1-2-3 TEEEEAM PUNISHMENT!" roughly 4 years ago?
If anyone knows me on this site, I hate everything involved with Team Quest and I do not like Henderson at all...but seriously, I hope Dan beats his ass. He probably will too.
Lets be honest from Bispings point of view, if his entire team (team punishment) were all doing that "1 2 3" huddle thing, he had to join in, as he would of looked dam right rude if he didn't otherwise.
I dont particully like it either, but if I was in a team of nothing but americans, and they and the coach were doing it, it would make me cring abit, but I would still make the effort, and do it out of respect for my team mates.