QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 23 2012, 07:00 PM)
dude was headbutted...not sure if u've ever been headbutted...but that shit hurts. i don't care how big or little the gash is.
also, i think floyd was gracious. even when he said he was done talking to merchant...it was larry that got irate with his "what are u talking about?" then floyd said what was on his mind. up until that point...he was being very respectful. merchants' line of questioning....and selection of words was very leading. when it came to ortiz' turn to interview...he gave him every opportunity to make it like floyd was the bad guy. let's not get any of this twisted though....larry is sporting an earpiece. his orders are coming from above and he's following the script. hbo was stirring the pot trying to create controversy where there was none.
Yes I have been headbutted before, and yes, I agree on the fact that it hurts. Somebody was trying to make it seem as if his "hole in his face" was oh so detrimental, so I brought up how bad Cotto's gash was in the Judah fight. Merchant always gets pushy with everybody during interviews and its obvious that Floyd isn't always the most eloquent speaker, but he needs to learn how put his stuff together when he's doing an interview.
Funny thing is, he only seems to be comfortable when he has the floor, but when pressing questions (or ones that he doesn't like) are asked, he starts acting funny.He did give Ortiz the chance to make Floyd look like the bad guy, but he did say little stuff to make him look like an ass. "...or is it, your bad
?"I found that very condescending after Ortiz kept saying "it was my bad" and continuing his overflow of apologies, even after he was knocked out for doing the same thing.
QUOTE (daprofessor @ Jan 23 2012, 07:18 PM)
i have to disagree with this one...check the interview right after the floyd/ortiz fight for proof. ortiz was the one in the wrong...should have been blasted on for the cheapshot head butts...but merchant gave him a pass and asked him very leading questions. but again...his orders/questions come from up above. check how he switched directions on some of the questions mid-sentence to paint ortiz as the victim. very telling imo.
He was just answering all of Merchant's questions, thats why he somewhat gave him somewhat of a pass. Its clear that Mayweather sometimes gets bipolar and just flips the script for no reason. Notice in one of his interviews during the opening press conference, one of the reporters asked about the purse split between him and Ortiz, and Floyd suddenly cut the guy off and said, "Im not here to talk about money, so stop, just stop it". Doesn't he always talk about money, but when he asked about it, he flipped. I dont know if it was asked for a particular reason, but again, he's been bad about picking his times to lose it.