Posted by telnights
But Bisping never gets the respect he should. He has shown many times he is a top 10 fighter and can cause trouble for anyone.
I like Bisping a lot, but let's not get crazy. I would agree that he's Top-10, if you mean "[...]in the UFC." Overall, I think I'd put him in the Top-15, maybe as high as #11 or #12. He's fought a Top-10 guy just once, and he lost. The only other Top-20 fighter he's ever fought nearly beat him (and a lot of people say it was a crap decision). We can and should give Bisping some credit for dropping to Middleweight after making some noise at Light-Heavyweight, but Chris Leben, Charles McCarthy and Jason Day aren't even Top-25 fighters (overall).
Meanwhile, Dan Henderson has had one of the toughest careers, in terms of caliber of opposition, in the history of the sport.
Bisping gets all the respect he's earned. Maybe more.