If Ray Borg continues his fighting career, it apparently will be under a new promotional banner his next time out.
The UFC on Friday confirmed to MMA Junkie it has released Borg (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) from his contract. The news first was reported by MMAFighting.com.
The move comes a week after Borg was removed from his bantamweight bout against Nathan Maness at UFC on ESPN+ 31 on the day of the weigh-ins. Reasons for that move were not disclosed by the UFC, but it was the second straight event that Borg missed.
At UFC on ESPN 10 in June, Borg was supposed to fight Merab Dvalishvili. But two days before the event, Borg left Las Vegas and returned home for personal reasons.
He exits the UFC on a loss in May to Ricky Simon in his return to the bantamweight division after he missed weight for a flyweight win over Rogerio Bontorin in February in New Mexico in what was a home fight for the Albuquerque resident.