As a foreword, this is NOT a Stipe bashing thread. He's a good fighter and will likely be top 5 soon once a few of the older guys fall off (in fact he might be top 5 level now... possible he could beat guys like Browne/Bigfoot). But why are some people acting so high on him right now because he beat freakin' Fabio Maldonaldo who isn't a top 20 LHW and would never get close to a title shot? It was a filler fight, simple as that... I swear if the UFC fed some mid tier fighter cans Pride Wand style, he would be considered the true #1 in his division by many here... kind of like how Holly Holm is considered more legit by some than everyone in the WBW division minus Ronda for crushing 7 non-grappling cans. Discuss.