I'm sure a lot of people were on the fence about him until his rant after beating Mir. It's hard to cheer for someone like that. He's very new to the sport and to those who say no one respects him, he shouldn't expect more than he's given.
And, similarly, to the fans... they should expect as much in return as what they give.
How is that any different from what you're saying?
You're saying that he (the fighter) shouldn't expect respect from anyone; yet, you think he should respect them?