UFC 100: Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson Say They're Cool

For the UFC, there are two benefits to its Ultimate Fighter reality show. One is the ability to develop young, up-and-coming stars, and the other is the ability to promote a pay-per-view fight between the coaches of the two teams on the show. That second part was on display during Wednesday night's episode, when Team USA coach Dan Henderson hyped up his fight with Team UK coach Michael Bisping by calling Bisping "a douche bag."

But Henderson said today that he actually feels no animosity at all toward Bisping, and Bisping responded in kind.

On a call to promote Saturday night's Ultimate Fighter Finale, Henderson said he wasn't even sure why he referred to Bisping as a douche bag, other than maybe an occasional tendency to run his mouth too much.

"He does like to talk a lot," Henderson said of Bisping, before adding, "I've always said that he's an alright guy and a very good fighter, and a very tough person. Maybe that was something that was the result of some of the things that happened on the show, being together too long. But I don't dislike him at all. I don't think calling him a douche bag means I hate him or anything like that."

For his part, Bisping said there were no hard feelings, and that he doesn't view his UFC 100 fight with Henderson as a grudge match.

"I've always respected him as a fighter and I respect him as a person," Bisping said of Henderson. "He's not the first guy to call me a douche bag and I doubt he'll be the last, so I didn't lose much sleep over that."

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