Both these guys are routinely disregarded as champs. They are dismissed as some sort of placeholders, as not "legit" champs in some way. Lots of people compare Bisping to Matt Serra, for instance. I have to admit I've made that comparison as well. Him and Rockhold are 1-1 and I still peg Bisping as a major underdog to Rockhold and the other top guys in Jacare, Romero, and Weidman. Even a lower ranked dude like Mousasi might be a betting favorite over Bisping. When talking about Shane Carwin's comeback, Schaub said the one guy he'd pick over Carwin is Cain. Carwin on Reddit said, "I will indeed mop up the entire division. I have a plan for all of them. Even Cain." People act like Cain the "The Man" in that division, the guy to beat. Stipe is also kind of bland personality wise, so that's another reason he's overlooked. I think Bisping at least gets talked about. People's hate for Bisping make them talk about him. People hardly even talk about Stipe - literally the Heavyweight champion of the world! But odds wise, Stipe holds up much better than Bisping, and I think fans view him as having a better chance against the elite. He's a slight favorite against Overeem, one of the division's best. Most lines would likely be close for Stipe. Meanwhile, Bisping would be a large underdog to the top guys in his division. Oddly he's fight Hendo who he'll be a big favorite against. So who do you think is more overlooked as champion? Michael Bisping or Stipe Miocic? And how do you feel about these guys being so overlooked? If a mod could add a poll, that would be great!