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If you happened to catch the Floyd Mayweather-Victor Ortiz post-fight press conference Saturday night, you may have done a double take when you heard Tito Ortiz take the mic and ask the challenger a question. Not sure if Tito pretended to be a journalist so he could score ringside seats to the fight or maybe he was forced to get a part-time job after taking a substantial pay cut for his last two fights, but judging by his work, maybe he shouldn’t quit his day job.
We all know that Tito is a linguistics expert and an expert on the anatomy of deaf people, but let’s just say that he makes us *other* reporters look good when he tries his hand at journalism. His was longer and more incoherent than the answer given by the guy who just got knocked out.
Here’s the awkward exchange between Ortiz and Ortiz:
Tito Ortiz: Victor, Tito Ortiz.
Victor Ortiz: What’s up, bro?
Tito Ortiz: What’s up, man. Hey, good fight.
Victor Ortiz: Thank you.
Tito Ortiz: What would you do next time, differently than for this fight? I saw little small mistakes with you backing up and not really throwing punches off it. I think you would have done better throwin’ better shots. What would you do for the next fight to showcase your skills a lot better?
Victor Ortiz: You know, every fight has its game plan. I was just listening to the corner, simply. Whatever they said, I was just executing little by little, you know? I’ll be fine.
Tito Ortiz: You did a great job, man. Decent job.
Victor Ortiz: Thank you, brother.
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