Mma fans don't even respect them that much. If they do, they make sure to shit on it at the same time. They look way too much into record's as well. Ill never forget the fabio maldonado or anderson silva days when they would praise there boxing, but never realize that all they both have fought in boxing, are literally banana salesman. I can say that real muay thai and kickboxing fans do go by skills in fights and the competition and not just the number.