In a new interview with ESPN, Victor Ortiz says he loves performing on Dancing With The Stars, but, he “strongly dislikes” the training for it and doesn’t want to put in the work. Below is more. This isn’t good. It sounds like Victor is ready to give up even though he says he isn’t? I get a negative vibe. What do you think?
Former welterweight boxing champion Victor Ortiz is ready to throw in the towel on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” and jump back in the ring.
I know you’re not going to quit the dancing show as you’re consistently in the middle of the pack, but why do you think it’s time to go?
“I came into the competition to try to win. As of right now, I haven’t given up, but I don’t feel I can actually win this thing. I’m just trying to stay alive. I’m trying to enjoy it for what it’s worth.”
What’s been the worst part of it?
“I love performing on Mondays, but I hate coming into the studio to train. Let me rephrase that: I strongly dislike it. I dislike the fact that I’m in a room for six or seven hours and doing something not in my element. It’s not my world. I’m really uncomfortable.”
I assume that also comes from being a perfectionist.
“It’s a lot more work than I expected. I just don’t want to put in the work. I will when it comes to boxing. But when I mess up while dancing, it gets overwhelming. You feel helpless. When I don’t nail something to perfection, it sucks.”
Before weighing in, be sure to read this interview in full at ESPN.