As a Machida fan I'll give my opinion. Of course there was a lot of trash talk about the decision and it'll happen. I respect Shogun fans because I think Shogun is very very talented. Doesn't hold excuses and is deadly in his own right. He's a legend and will remain that despite the pointless words thrown around like shobum and what not. Have respect for Pride veterans because that's a time where warriors will always be remembered. Shogun was definitely one of them and deserves laud for a long time.
Machida and Shogun fans should unite but it's highly unlikely. Even with the Shogun fans being very opinionated like Machida fans. I can understand all the defending of Shogun and their pride for their fighter.
Just my two cents.
War Shogun, War Machida.