Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Tito Ortiz, much like the rest of the world, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, one thing the former UFC champion hasn’t refrained from doing is to provide his theories and insight on the virus, which Ortiz did through a series of videos posted on Twitter by Borrachinha Depot:
Tito Ortiz provides an update on the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/cfntL1copo— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) March 13, 2020
Tito Ortiz needs to get better at conspiracy theories. pic.twitter.com/24IQttGynd— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) March 20, 2020
Tito Ortiz provides new insight into the coronavirus pic.twitter.com/xKaISApD73— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) March 22, 2020
Ortiz, in the final Twitter video, also claimed that the coronavirus is man-made, having the following interaction with an unseen female (transcript provided by Anton Tabuena of Bloody Elbow):
Ortiz: “Do I think the coronavirus is real? 100%, I think it’s real.”
Lady: “It’s man-made.”
Ortiz: “Yup. Man-made. A virus that is taking out all the old people. It’s kinda crazy. This is something I would like to talk about though. Remember in... China, when they’re doing all the protesting? They had so many people in the streets. And everyone wanted to be like us Americans, and chanting the National Anthem... and then all of a sudden.
Lady: “They were waving the American flag.”
Ortiz: “BOOM! That shit was over within a day! People were falling on coronavirus, it was the most craziest thing in the world. heh. *wags finger* They don’t see any one of those people protesting, do you? At all. I think in Italy, they’re doing the same thing. *wags finger* You don’t see any protesting anymore, do you? It’s pretty crazy.”
The former UFC champion also posted the following on Instagram:
Bloody Elbow also found a Instagram Story video where Ortiz said the following:
“Coconut shrimp, and a tomahawk... and cat! ...Oh, wait, no, we’re not Chinese.”
WorldOMeter reports that 353,771 people have been diagnosed with the coronavirus worldwide and 15,418 of those folks have passed away.