Monday, September 19, 2011

Mayweather may have knocked him out, but Victor Ortiz gets the feature

I'd like to first say ignore the fact that this was clearly clipped from a youtube uploading of the fight. I am fully committed to catching as many nosepicks as possible, but I am not shilling out $70 for payperview when I know it will be on youtube 2 seconds after each round. In regards to the actual fight though, this was a gloriously World Wrestling Federation ending with Ortiz headbutting, kissing, attempting to hug, and getting knocked the fuck out by Mayweather. The fight even included an interviewer talking to shit to the fighter, while the fighter gets indignant. It was wonderfully scripted all of it. Now I'm no boxing analyst, but if the ref says keep fighting, that would not be the best time to go for another hug. I did thoroughly enjoy the "oh hell no" look Mayweather gave after the headbutt. Ortiz should have known his non-concussed days were numbered.

On to the more important nosepick, however. Ortiz took time away from flashing a hang loose sign and grinning like he didn't just get his face caved in by a pissed Mayweather to do a quick nosepick with the clamp technique. It was brief, unimpressive, but provided me with an important reminder. Ortiz may have had to pick his nose the whole fight and without someone's assistance, he would have had to deal with it. Like a NASCAR driver with his gloves, the boxer does not have much opportunity to pick his nose, so this rare nosepick was a welcome addition to the collection.

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