Mayweather vs Ortiz: Vicious Victor Discusses the Fun of Random Drug Testing

Victor Ortiz says he hasn't been bothered much by the random drug testing ahead of his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

As everyone and their dog and mom and mom's dog knows by now, to get a fight these days against Floyd Mayweather Jr, you must submit to random, USADA drug testing before your fight. Mayweather does it, and his opponents do it, and whatever his real reasons are (I don't buy that he's doing it to clean up boxing, because he's crusading only for his own fights), it's good to have strong drug testing in the sport. Any sport.

We've seen the testing documented on "24/7" in the past, sometimes with testers at Floyd's house waiting for him to feel the urge to urinate, and Victor Ortiz tells our friend Kieran Mulvaney of ESPN that, indeed, there are times when you just don't have to go, and times when you really, really do:

"The only thing that kind of conflicts sometimes is that I might be at the gym or something, or going to the movies, and they'll call and say, 'Hey, we're at your house,' and I'm like, 'Ohhh, that's right.' ... And then I can't go to the bathroom, so I [look at the testers and say] 'Hey, you want to go to the movies?' I bring them everywhere with me, man. I take them to lunch with me.

"There's also been a situation when I've got to use the bathroom and then I get a call. I'm like, 'Oh no. Where are you guys at?' 'We're at your house.' 'OK, OK. Here we go, here we go.' And I get home and rush into my house and I'm like, 'We gotta do this right now. I've gotta go, man.' It's probably a 10-minute drive from my gym to my house. Not very far at all. But when you've gotta go, you've gotta go, man."

Truthfully, the testing hasn't seemed to bother anyone involved thus far, and has become a known quantity for those who want to fight Mayweather. Whether this means that Floyd and Manny Pacquiao will ever or never fight is up for debate, I guess, although right now I don't really care about Mayweather vs Pacquiao. There's never a time I care less about the idea of Mayweather vs Pacquiao than in the final days before either of them is about to fight.

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