Lets be honest bisping has been junkyard central with all the cans hes been fed when used to promote the UFC in the UK, is Bisping a quality fighter ? YES... no doubt cuz he demolishes the cans hes fed. But Maia has IMO ( apart from his first fight ) dominated quality MWs like MacDonald , Ed Herman and Nate Quarry.
Well Bisping has beat a few good fighters like Leben , Day and maybe Schafer.
Bisping has a 17-1 record but if you look thru the records like i did you see that Bisping has fought a serious (like stated before ) amount of cans.
The two best opponents Bisping has fought are IMO Rashad and Hammill . He did ok in the Rashad fight and that was a great performance but he did loose... as for the Hammill fight, well i dont want to go down that road.
Id like to futher say that i dont think this is Bispings fault but rather the UFC who want the UK to have their hero ( and thats fine by me ). The reason i say this are many, but in perticular im thinking of the first loss Bisping got at LHW he got moved to MW and fought Charles McCarthy a guy ho was 1-1 in the UFC with the win coming over Gideon Ray !! in a TUF finale.
If we compare Bispings and Maias records IN THE UFC then i think Maia is the clear winner. Maia may have fought less but hes fought better and won dominating.
GIVE BISPING THE FIGHTERS HE SHOULD FIGHT WHEN HES 17-1 FFS !!!
(heres the record if you guys wanna check out the guys hes fought : )