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Ortiz's words in the post fight interview reveal a LOT
Here's a brief transcript of what was said with the revealing bits bolded....
Jim Gray : Is your jaw broken, Victor?
Victor Ortiz : Uhhh.....yes, Josesito busted my jaw. (laughs)
Jim Gray : With that last punch at the end of the round?
Victor Ortiz : Uhh....I had my mouth open so he broke my jaw, but y'know it's okay, I'll be fine. My coaches wanted me to keep going, it was kinda tough, I couldn't close my mouth and it kept hurting everytime he kept touching me."
Jim Gray : Did this happen at the end of the last round?
Victor Ortiz : (After falsely saying it occured in the first round) The beginning of the round, I'm sorry.
Notice the inconsistencies in Victor's story?
First of all he says the punch that broke his jaw was when he got caught with his mouth open, which was the left hook Josesito landed with 22 seconds left in round 9.
Then he says Lopez was hitting him in the broken jaw too much and implies that's the reason he quit, that it was too painful because Lopez "kept touching me". Yet you review the video footage and see that Lopez only lands one or two solid punches on Ortiz after the broken jaw occured, for the most part, Ortiz stayed away and clinched effectively for the final 21 seconds of round 9, so to imply that Lopez was really beating on his broken jaw makes no sense because it literally happened with only seconds to go in the round.
Lastly, Ortiz says that his jaw was broken at the beginning of the 9th round, not the end of the 9th round. Which makes no sense at all because earlier he had said the punch that broke his jaw was the one with his mouth open, which we all saw happen at the END of the round.
It also makes no sense because Ortiz absolutely dominated the 9th round and was never in any visible pain, so how the hell could he do that if his jaw was broken at the beginning of the round? He couldn't.
Then Garcia steps in and grabs Victor and that's the end of the interview, as if Garcia wanted to get him the f*ck out of there because he knew the interview was going badly.
What really happened here is Ortiz didn't even give himself a chance to fight through the adversity, he suffered a broken jaw in the final seconds of the round, walked back to his corner, and gave up immediately rather than attempt to fight through it.
The video speaks for itself.
Broken jaw occurs @ 42:02
Round ends @ 42:25
Ortiz quits @ 43:24
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