"I approached the man calmly and said, "Do you know what you just did? You just knocked out this girl."
But Huerta claims the other guy responded, "F*ck you, f*ck these bitches, I'll knock out any f*ckin' bitch that I wanna f*ckin' knock out, I'll knock your f*cking bitch ass out."
Huerta added, "... and as he's saying this, he's taking off his shirt ... and at that point I was like, alright.'"
Huerta insists that he didn't throw the first punch -- and only reacted when the other guy "started swinging at me" ... and we all know what happened next.
"I got the better of him and I left," Huerta said.
The 27-year-old explained, "If that was my mom, if that was my sister, my spouse, anyone ... I would've wanted someone to step in and do something about it."
Roger Huerta talks to TMZ.
Bonus, a legal analysis of Huerta's remarks by Austin, TX criminal defense attorney Jamie Spencer in the full entry:
From an email, Jamie Spencer:
I think it's pretty good stuff.
We don't see any self defense, or mutual combat type behavior on video, but it could have happened, and I see these quotes as setting up a defense.
From a CDL perspective, I like the quotes. To hell with giving up the "it wasn't me" part of the defense, assume they can prove that. So then you need a defense. Self defense (I hit him first but only because I reasonably believed it was necessary to protect myself from the unlawful force he was about to use against me") is a viable option, if what Huerta says happened really happened.
And, from the PR perspective, again, it's a bonanza.