The guy has been constantly overlooked. He beat Showtime Pettis down when he was supposed to be a welcome-to-the-UFC opponent. He beat RDA, Gomi, Nate Diaz, BJ Penn, J-Lau, Kawajiri, Josh Thompson, Bartimus, and Maynard (IMO). All via sheer will.
Nobody has so many quality wins on their record and gets such little respect.
Prejediced against Italians in this day and age.