ESPN Primer: UFC 120

Updated: October 14, 2010, 12:27 PM ET
By Jake Rossen

Jingoism -- that is, rooting for a fighter's head to get bashed in solely because he's not American -- is not something MMA has ever brought out from the viewing public. Just the opposite: If you can fight and the crowd likes you, it'll root for you over the apple pie-fed athlete.

Georges St. Pierre is a huge star; so is Anderson Silva. They've both been cheered over U.S.-born farmers and math teachers.

Michael Bisping is the exception. Roughly half of his 12 UFC fights have come ...

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