Originally Posted by Spun City
No I'm not saying that Bisping is not that good, I just think Maia or Quarry(more so Maia) would have answered a lot more questions I have on Bisping than Leben....I understand why that didn't happen... if your Dana White you want to give your huge tv investment and marketable fighter the best possible match up....Leben did the trick because he has just enough credibility and matches up extremely well with him...if you think about it, Bisping hasn't had many opponents that he doesn't match up well with, hence the term "fed"...............
Rashad Evans was a tough match up for him, and he did okay even though he lost. I'll give Bisping some respect, but I agree, he hasn't faced a Jiu-Jitsu ace like Maia yet.
As for Quarry vs Maia, I hope questions on both sides are answered: How good is Nate's ground game, and how good is Maia's standup? I can't see Maia outstriking Nate, but he'll use strikes to set up the takedown, and risk being tagged because Nate has one-punch KO power.