When Anderson Silva got knocked out by Chris Weidman, he received plenty of criticism from fans for "clowning" too much lading to his getting caught. UFC president Dana White said during the recent media scrum that the criticism wasn't just in America, but was especially harsh in Silva's home country of Brazil.
Here's the quote as transcribed by MMA Mania:
"I was kind of feeling for him coming into Brazil, he was getting a lot of criticism coming here. This is his country. He's been fucking fighting for this country forever. He goes out and he loses one fight, the way that it went down, and like everybody turns on you. In one fight? After all the things he's done and all the things he's accomplished? I'm sure it's tough to deal with, but he's handled it like a champ. You don't ever see Anderson Silva snap or flip out on people. I do, daily, but you don't see him do it. He always composes himself like a champion and a good dude."
The only thing that can be said for sure is that nothing wipes the memory of disappointed fans like an impressive win in the rematch.
I'm sure everyone will forgive the UFC's greatest of all time if he scores a revenge KO.