Bisping was quoted by Setanta Sports recently saying the outcome of a fight between he and Maia would end up with Maia being knocked out.
I think Bisping is too high on his own horse, hello, lets not forget you are the guy who was beat down and owned by Hamill. Somehow it was Christmas for you!
Now you are talking smack to a guy who would gladly break your arm. Lets see. at best Bisping is what, maybe the fifth best UFC Middleweight. Behind, Silva, Henderson, Marquardt, and Maia. So after Henderson whips your butt, you won't have to worry about a fight with Maia.
Maia recently defeated WEC veteran Chael Sonnen at UFC 93 via first round submission and there are rumors that he will face the winner of this month's middleweight title fight between champion Anderson Silva and Thales Leites. Maia has made good fighters look ordinary and would offer a stiff challenge to either Silva or Leites.
Bisping was also quoted as saying he doesn't believe Maia could get the fight to the ground. To his credit Bisping also had high praise for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt as he said Maia would be a huge test and that he holds him in the highest regard. He then went on to call Maia a "one trick pony."
Talk about contradiction! So here is the question, can the Ju-Jitsu wizard finally offer Silva the challenge he needs? Any thoughts?