First off, Lutter is a douche bag and not a real fighter IMO. He doesnt take the sport seriously and he thinks he can just show up and win. The middleweight division needs him? hell no. No division needs a bland, boring, out of shape, dude who despite having looked horrible as of late still believes he is a contender. Lutter became very replaceable to the UFC when they brought in Demian Maia who is taking the sport serious, trying to improve, has made it past the first round without passing out, and has better bjj than Lutter.
As far as his comments. Very true. Barring Cote Matt Serraing Silva he will probably get outclassed and he is just a guy to fight Silva right now because they have no other real contender. But either way, Cote has won strung together some fights and even though it is because of the state of the MW division right now being weak, he has at least earned his shot at Silva.