Originally Posted by Peter__1987
Of course not, how silly of me to suggest he was, it's not like he won a PRIDE championship or anything at that weight
You might want to look at his impressive resume at 183lbs in Pride. He was a can denter. He had his hands full with a bunch of undersized Japanese fighters. He also lost to Kazuo Misaki.
He's had two "good" wins at middleweight, a young Palhares, and Bisping. Other than that he's fought very competitive fights against guys that would have trouble making 170.