There tend to be two types of athletes in the world – those who accept loss gracefully regardless of circumstance and those who offer up a variety of excuses in hopes of diminishing a defeat’s impact. Ask any longtime MMA fan and chances are good he/she can tell you which group now-retired light heavyweight Tito Ortiz resides in.
Ortiz, who tends to have a reason for every in-ring stumble other than simply being bested, was caught on film backstage at UFC 148 discussing his performance against Forrest Griffin where he offered up an explanation for his suspect conditioning in the clash.
“My meniscus, I had 50% of it taken out eight weeks ago,” stated Ortiz to Nevada Athletic Commission officials in the latest video blog from Dana White. “It sucks when I can’t f*ckin do cardio. I didn’t run this whole camp. I couldn’t.”
Other noteworthy moments making the vlog include a surprisingly upbeat Chael Sonnen talking to a handful of folks after his knockout loss to Anderson Silva as well as White chewing out Griffin for his post-fight antics.
Check out the complete clip below:
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