Bisping is doing alright in the division, realistically he lost the first round to Jason Miller, should have been DQ'd against Rivera, Dana thought he lost to Stann, and he lost to Sonnen. His run is impressive in statistics only, I don't see him as a legitimate top ten/top five guy yet.
Who cares if you lose any number of rounds if you finish the guy after? Especially if it's the first round, ever heard of finding your rhythm?
You talk about Dana thinking he lost to Stann like that means anything, but neglect to mention that a much greater amount of people think he beat Chael. Since he "should have" been DQ'd against Rivera then maybe he "should have" taken the Sonnen decision two rounds to one.
I think a novel way to measure how good someone's run is to see the silly points people bring up to try and discredit it.