He also should have lost the Gomi fight. That was awful judging. He should be 1-6 in his last 7 fights. His last top 10 win was Guida over in June 2009. The guy plateaued around the BJ Penn fight and hasn't been relevant to the title picture since. He still has great condition, heart and a hell of a chin. His BJJ is still great but his striking and wrestling is stagnant and has started to fall behind against current UFC fighters to the point that he has a hard time implementing his BJJ in fights and is forced try to brawl with his opponents.
I will give him credit where it's due. He always goes out and leaves everything in the cage. At this point though, I have seen all 20 or so UFC fights of his and don't get interested when he fights. I would rather see someone who has the potential to accomplish something in MMA fight. I could care less if I see him fight again.
And yes, he is a much better fighter than Garcia.
"If a man with no arms and a man with no legs started learning karate, the same light bulb would appear over every head in Japan. That’s right: Glue them together and see if it can kill a panda."