I think Rich and Bisping's next fights should be against one another to see what Bisping is made of.
For years Bisping has become the most hated guy in the UFC but, wins. He makes you pay dough to see him get highlight ko'd but, that hasn't happened since Hendo. He beat overrated Dennis Kang, Dan Miller, Akiyama and now Jorge Riuvera. He spat in the face of Rivera's camp and pissed off every american in his stint of TUF. He has accumlated wins and that pisses us off even more.I love Bisping because, he is such a great heel and plays the prick well. He has beaten every pretender but, he needs a big name win. Sure, he could fight Sonnen but it would consist of just boos since, both are assholes. He could Vitor Belfort but that guy needs to start lower after his KO loss to MW kingpin Anderson Silva.The next fight should be a return to middleweight for Rich "ACE" Franklin!
A beloved fighter, a proud american fight and a guy who could still hang at 185lbs in my opinion. He is clearly oversized at 205lbs and could still make 185lbs easily. He may not beat Anderson Silva but, nobody could beat Rich Franklin before Silva. Franklin is the definition of a fighter as he still draws and fights elite fighters. He has a win over the current number 1 contender barring DW b.s. in Okami and was a great middleweight champion. I think he is a very solid test for Bisping and regardless could be Bisping's ultimate test to prove himself.
The fight has a very good sound and could either main event a weak summer card or co-main event a big vegas card. Franklin may have lost to Griffin but wasn't overly outclass just oversized. He is still a fun fighter and he has almost Couture like status since, he's loved/liked even after losses.
WHAT DO YA MANIACS THINK?