Well, there aren't that many good LHW's outside the UFC and he can't sigh with them just yet until he accomplishes what he want's outside of it. Like competing in the 2012 olympics etc.
Gegard is world class, no doubt in my mind.
Oh I'm not hating on Mousasi for fighting the fights he's offered. And you're right, there aren't many good light heavys outside of the UFC.
With that said, Mousasi was once, and probably still is, someone that people think would "crush" Anderson Silva and consider this guy one of the best fighters in the world. He's not, not even close. They sherdog his record and see this outstanding record and people are like "wooow, this guy is incredible." His entire mixed martial arts career consists of beating up c-level fighters with the exception of Jacare Souza, and that was more flukey than anything. I'm sorry, I do not see the appeal in a fighter who doesn't have more than 2 "real legit" victories on his padded record.
Post above, I never called Mousasi a can, I said he beats cans. Whoooa, he beat Manhoef, Babalu, Soki, Goodridge, and Hunt. Stop the press. Babalu is a joke of a fighter these days, as is every other fighter you mentioned except Lombard and Jacare...his two best wins, and Lombard is merely okay. Two notable wins against a decent fighter and a great fighter that was more flukey than anything is nothing to write home about or earn any merit to consider this guy great. I don't give a shit how many titles he's won. It depends on who you've beaten for them.
And now he's going to beat up on this human highlight reel in Jardine and people are going to once again gloat about how this dudez wills beats anyone in da ufcs azz! It's okay, it'll be sweeter when people like you keep overrating this guy and once he actually gets a fighter that's not thrown in there to pad his record, they'll be under their rocks again just like after the Mo fight. And I love when people grasp for straws and bring up his K-1 resume. This is MMA, not K-1, and in MMA the guy hasn't done anything for the praise he gets.
Alberto Crane was a BJJ champion. That means he's a good mixed martial artist. Again, I'm not saying Mousasi is bad. He's a good fighter, great? Not even close. One of the best? Gets the fux outta here. He needs to beat somebody worth earning that kind of praise for, and not by up kick. This guy has been the kewl kidz internet savior for the longest time because he's virtually unknown amongst casual fans. That means he's great... and has a pretty record full of cans.