"I was listening to the corner, and his corner is telling him he’s winning the fight. 'You’re doing great. You’re doing great. You won that round.’ I was just listening to it and thinking, ‘Are you kidding me?’ When they raised Forrest’s hand and announced that Griffin had won all three rounds, Rich was like, ‘What? My cornermen told me I won the fight.’ I just don’t understand it."
Ruh-roh. It appears that former middleweight champion Rich Franklin may have been getting some bad advice between rounds at UFC 126, according to an eavesdropping Dana White, who was listening in disbelief as the 205-pound fight unfolded. "Ace" went on to drop a unanimous decision to Forrest Griffin, getting just one round (of three) from the three judges sitting ringside (29-28, 29-28 and 29-28) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The official decision when read aloud, apparently, didn't add up for the former math teacher when he compared it to the unofficial notes he received from his "American Fighter" team just moments before. Is this much ado about nothing, meaning that Franklin would have (or should have) performed the same as if he was told it was close -- or that he was likely losing -- or did the inaccurate comments possibly contribute to costing Franklin a very big win to start the 2011 fight campaign? Opinions, please.