Cote hasn't looked good at all in his fights after surgery. He was never really shredded or anything, but he looked out of shape, tentative, and not very "predator" like. IMO, stomping out a few people in smaller orgs while getting back in shape can do him and his confidence wonders. Best of luck to Cote, hope to see him back in the UFC.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming.