Got a Tip? Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here
READ NOW

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST
clock-iconREMIND ME TO WATCH

Andre Berto I Didn't Call Ortiz a F** 'I Respect Gay People'

EXCLUSIVE

0325-berto-ortiz-tmz-01Andre Berto is adamant he did NOT call Victor Ortiz a "f*g" during a fight at their press conference this week -- telling TMZ Sports, "I respect gay people."

Berto and Ortiz got into a shoving match Wednesday -- when Berto felt Ortiz was getting too close during their face-to-face staredown. During the scuffle you can hear Berto say, "I ain't with that gay sh*t."

Ortiz told "Fight Hub TV" Berto also called him the f-word -- something Berto adamantly denies. 

"Not true at all," Berto tells TMZ Sports ... "I respect the gay community to the fullest."

"Listen, I respect gay people but I love women. So if another man comes and puts his lips near mine, it would make you uncomfortable."

"No hard feelings ... he just got too close."

Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!
Commenting Rules ›

Around The Web