Victor Ortiz spoke with TMZ Live today and finally admitted that his obviously intentional headbutt was, in fact, intentional, and again said he'd like to rematch Floyd Mayweather Jr, who he feels isn't truly a champion with this win.
On the headbutt: "I did the headbutt, but only because I told Cortez twice he used the elbow on my eyebrow, my right eyebrow. And I said, 'Cortez! Elbow! Elbow!' and he says, 'Fight out of it!' And then Mayweather's smiling at me, so I was like, 'Alright. BOOM!' But after that I got apologetic, and I apologized. I got deducted for the point and then nothing happened to him from the headbutt. It would've been something else if I would've gashed him open. It would've been a bad thing. But at the same time, I was deducted, I paid for what I had to pay for, and I was apologetic to him. And I really meant it, sincerely. I was like, 'Dude, OK, I got caught up in the moment, I'm sorry. That was very unsportsmanlike.'"
On the knockout: "He hit me, and then I looked at Cortez like, 'Yo, dude, what's going on?' 'Cause Cortez called time... (When you touch gloves again it's on, isn't it?) Yeah, it's on, but you know, apparently, it's one of those things where we're talking, and then... Cortez, just... (Were your hands down because you were still thinking like, you're in that apologetic mode?) I was, and I thought, I figured, hey, if he's really worth of the championship, and if he's really great as he thinks he is, then a champion -- you don't have to beat a champion like that. All you gotta do is take a step back, and if you're great as you think you are, or you allow yourself to be, then hey, take a little step back, and OK, then we can settle it as actual professional athletes."
On having regrets: "You can see it as you want and call it as you want to, but at the end of the day, you know what? I just feel it was a little unjust on his part. But that's just my opinion. I don't really have any regrets about doing anything, because if you're as great of a fighter as you think you are -- me, I don't have any kind of like, 'Oh, well maybe this and that.' I was just like, hey, we're in the moment, I apologized, I'm sorry, and then boom, I got clobbered. I mean, hey. I just -- I don't feel like he's worthy of the championship or even to be carrying the name of a champion, unless he gives me the rematch."