"I always hear the same comments all the time, ‘He is an arrogant so and so’, the truth is I’m not, I think I’m very humble and I’ve got a long way to go.’ I train very hard, I do my best and I’m trying to support my family. They’re always going on about how bad I was on the Ultimate Fighter, I for the life of me can’t see what I did wrong, I was just trying to help my team win. Yes there was a bit of fun and banter back and forth, but it was just a pisstake. Bloody hell, get over it. There’s no point crying yourself to sleep over it, I was just having a laugh. Also I think it was the fact I was the Team UK coach and they thought I was anti-US, which wasn’t the case at all but maybe that was the way it was portrayed and perceived, so now they like to criticize me, whatever, I know in England I’ve got a fan base and in Canada and hopefully here in [Australia]. If that’s how they’re going to be then so be it, tough luck."
Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner and coach Michael Bisping tells The Sydney Morning Herald that he's not getting much stateside love based on the fact that he was portrayed as a cocky Brit during his stints on the Spike TV reality show and that "Count" haters need to get over it and focus on his fights instead of his place of birth. Does Bisping get treated unfairly by U.S. fans? Or is he an overconfident trash-talker who gets what he deserves?