First off I want to say that Anthony Smith is awesome. He's everything good about mma: a big scary finisher in the cage and a deceptively nice, well versed, bright mind outside of it. Go watch any of his interviews, the way in which he speaks about his opponents is incredibly respectful and genuine and his awareness of the fight game is refreshing. Gotta love that he takes short notice fights, fights very frequently and took the right step in going up a weight class before he had complications that messed up a big fight down the road. As for some changes in fandom I have given up being a hater of DC. I never cared for his fights at heavyweight and his LHW run didn't impress me until I witnessed him perform in person at 220. I really was blown away by his energy leading up to the fight and his tenacity in the cage against Volkan. I read about his story before the Stipe fight and was blown away by what he's overcome. He's an amazing guy and deserves all his success. I no longer consider myself a fan of Gus who I've loved to watch for a long time. I just don't feel the need to care of get excited anymore about a guy who fights so little and to me is blatantly ducking opponents. I'm left really disappointed by that. After defending him for a long time I'm willing to admit the criticisms in which the way he fights are valid. Thoughts on Lionheart and any changes in fandom this year? Fighters you've relinquished support of or became a new fan of this year? I'd love to hear it.