Dana White: Second round of 'Silva vs Franklin 2' should have been scored 10-8

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How's this for perspective?

Judges scored round two in the Gray Maynard vs. Clay Guida fight, which took place at the UFC on FX 4 event last Friday night (June 22, 2012) at the Revel Resort & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, 10-9 in favor of "The Carpenter."

Bicycle and all.

Half a world away, just 24 hours later, Wanderlei Silva gave Rich Franklin a near-death experience in the second stanza of the UFC 147 headliner from the Jornalista Felipe Drumond Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, violently grounding and pounding him before "Ace" was saved by the bell.

Their second round was also scored 10-9, in favor of "The Axe Murderer."

That's the kind of "inconsistency" that doesn't sit well with UFC President Dana White, who was in a "bad mood" following the "Silva vs. Franklin 2" pay-per-view (PPV), after the judging "problem" once again reared its ugly head.

White elaborates during the UFC on FUEL TV post-fight wrap-up:

"I'm happy with the main event. Wanderlei and Rich are both warriors and have been around a long time. Rich came back from an unbelievable beating and near finish to win the fight. I think Mario Yamasaki did a great job in not stopping the fight. Obviously, Rich was able to continue. I gotta go back to judging again. In the earlier fight, they had a 10-8 round in a fight that was a draw -- and they don't make the Wanderlei-Rich round a 10-8 round for Wanderlei? So inconsistent. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I want to see more fighters get involved in judging and reffing. It's gonna be a problem for a little while here, until the athletic commissions start focusing on it."

Hear more from White on the UFC 147 judging, Silva's future and a whole lot more, after the jump.

For all the results and fallout from UFC 147 click here.

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