QUOTE (caneman @ Nov 5 2011, 01:12 AM)
lmao, he had foul shit coming before that in the form and elbows and forearms
No excuse for flying headbutts I think it's fair to call it though!
Hell, Ortiz could've used that as an excuse (Floyd's elbows and forearms) instead of that BS story that he pulled out of his ass in the post-fight interview
"Hey, he was using his elbows and forearms to foul me, so I got tired of it and fouled him back, ya know? I mean, I dont mind, ya know? Its okay though." - Victor Ortiz voice
Him using this excuse would've at least put some of the heat on Floyd (which isn't hard to do), but instead, he made it seem as if he was getting his ass kicked and got frustrated.
QUOTE (bnoles4life @ Nov 5 2011, 11:20 AM)
2. ALL eyes will be on Victor once again. Initially, there was a lil' bit of sympathy (mainly the anti-Floyd crowd) for what happened. Nearly two months later, that sympathy has waned and been replaced, largely, by scrutiny. Though no one is talking about the fight any longer, but I've heard less and less about "sucker punch" and more about "mental weakness", "inexperience" and (dare I say) "quitting" (oooh, there's that word again).
IMO, Victor is in the limelight once again to PROVE he's not a quitter. It's one thing to have that moniker, but to shed it, only to be branded yet again? Now, I'm not saying this is the general consensus, much less, if it's fair, but I, for one, am interested as to how he'll handle this again. I mean, the first fight w/ Berto, Vic was "hungry", now this second, in which state of mind will he be? Moreover, what if Berto is the "hungry" one this time?
Ortiz has a long career ahead of him and a bunch of "shaking off the quitter role" to do. He has SEVERAL fights ahead of him, so he cant afford to fold anymore. I mean damn, I would prefer to just get KO'd cold rather than quitting. Quitting leaves too much to the imagination of viewers, and none of those thoughts are good ones. If he would've hung on for those last few seconds of the Maidana fight or steered cleared, then Im pretty sure that fight would've been stopped on that bad cut over his eye.
So in this rematch, Im pretty sure Ortiz may end up taking it away again...if and only if he stays focused and continues to fight after the first half. If he does anything otherwise (like he did in the first fight), then Berto may just take it away like he almost did the first time.