Originally Posted by Anteries
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.
Hang on, don't start implying Bisping epitomises British culture. Yes there's a lot of whit and sarcasm here but he's terrible at doing that and mixes it with masses of disrespectful and outright nobbish behaviour.
The latter is not being "British", it's acting like an asshole.
I really look forward to the time when a British fighter is famous and a TUF coach purely because of his fighting abilities, not because he's a controversial antagonist. That way, at least folks in the US will see a bit more than the likes of McSweeney and Bisping acting like complete idiots.
And it's not like I really dislike Bisping, my mild patriotism makes me still want him to beat Miller, especially since Miller likes to mock British accents. I hope Bisping wrecks him actually, but that doesn't change the fact he is acting with no class at all.
In fact, Dan Hardy is someone who actually has some whit yet still has some humility, especially in defeat. If you're going to talk about the stereotypical whit and sarcasm of a British person, Dan Hardy is far closer to that than Bisping.