Originally Posted by box
It can't be a British thing to be the biggest douche possible. Bisping doesn't have it in him to be witty like Miller is, that's why it backfired so badly for him.
Bisping may seem like a total dick, but if you think it through, he is doing the right thing. Who the hell wants to see people getting tearful and mawkishly sewing a patchwork quilt to remember the poor fighters that got knocked out.
In British culture the top dog in a group of men is usually the wittiest and the best joker. The worst crime is to be boring. That said there are still clear rules, and no-go areas, and in British culture Bisping stayed well within these.
But to show the difference between British and American culture. Chael Sonnen smack talk, is an absolute obscenity against the gentlemanly code of honour. saying that you're going to slap a guy's wife on the ass and tell her to make you a sandwich. Or disrespected jujitsu Academy saying it is a joke, disrespecting everyone involved, people you've never met.
But on the other hand Sonnen's remarks were quite funny. It all depends how you take it. But mark my words Miller is far too intelligent to go down the dead-end street of taking the moral high ground. He'll be back to his funny self, or he will be finished in terms of the banter.