A Scottish fighter has slammed the media for being "disrespectful" towards his country, arguing that his interviews get subtitled because of his accent.

Ultimate Fighting Champion (UFC) fighter Paul Craig is a big name in the field of mixed martial arts, beginning his competitive career in 2013 and is currently ranking at number 9 in the light heavyweight rankings. 

But the 33-year-old, from Airdrie, has aired his frustration that when he does interviews in the United States, his fans struggle to understand him.

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He added that it was "disrespectful" to Scottish people that he requires an interpreter for certain audiences. 

Speaking to Radio Scotland's Off the Ball, he said: "Our trash-talking is tremendous but the issue we have got is nobody can understand it.

“It’s a bit disrespectful when you’re still speaking English and it’s getting broadcast to the English-speaking world and they are subtitling it because they can’t understand it.

“You do a post-fight interview. I’ve had an interpreter relaying what I’ve said. That’s ­disrespectful to all Scottish people.”