I'm not sure if it was this thread, but someone mentioned Anderson Silva maybe not having some fans because of the Leites and the Maia fight. I think I MIGHT have seen the Maia one before, but not the Leites one, so I watched it. I don't get everyones problem.
Round 1: Anderson Silva does his usual first round. He stays back, tries to figure out his opponent and doesn't engage too much.
Round 2: Leites takes him down the the majority of the fight is kept there.
Round 3: Anderson looks to engage and have an exciting fight. Time after time Leites falls onto his back and Silva is getting annoyed. MASSIVE chants for GSP rise.
Round 4: To try and please the fans despite his falling opponent, he starts mixing it up with creative attacks, to a somewhat comical degree, taunting his opponent etc. For the most part, the fans begin to enjoy it.
Round 5: Silva manages to reverse a takedown quick and looks to finish it with punches to the face, bloodying his opponent. The fans are into it when he does this, but 30 seconds later, BIG chants of 'BORING' come out. Anderson stands still with his hands on his hips, looking pretty annoyed that whenever he lets the hands go, his opponent crawls onto his back, and everything to make the fight fun isnt working. GSP chants return too.
To me, the only reason the fans were booing is because they wanted the guy who hadent went the distance back. Anderson wasn't able to do it because his opponent point blank didnt want to exchange. He tried to give the fans some entertainment, with his antics and with the ground and pound, but despite these efforts they chanted another fighters and boring at him.
I don't see why he'd lose any fans here. I here the Maia one was worse but I don't get why this fight would repel someone from being a fan tbh.