I believe him, but then again I'm a huge Mousasi fan, I've bought into him for years and while I'd much rather prefer him fighting at MW and always have concerns about his TDD, I believe he is a top 5 LHW as we speak and only has trouble against the tops of the division(which for me is Jones/Machida/Evans/Glover).
Mousasi/Vera is the fight I'd want them to debut Gegard if he ever comes to the UFC(dunno, but I have a hinky feeling he's signed to Showtime...)and show the fans how hard he can go.
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes