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8/7/20 6:46 PM
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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.

 

https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/08/ray-borg-ufc-release-second-missed-fight-weight

8/7/20 6:47 PM
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I feel for the guy in the sense that his son has had serious health issues, but his history of missing weight and pulling out of fights goes beyond that issue. This was bound to happen. 

8/7/20 6:52 PM
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Sucks

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Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.
8/7/20 7:06 PM
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8/7/20 7:17 PM
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Borg has pulled out on fight week more than anyone ever in history. That's why it was so laughable that DJ was pushing to fight Borg instead of T.J, because what if T.J misses weight and thed fight gets canceled? Lmfao, such bullshit.

8/7/20 7:19 PM
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Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

He's the least reliable fighter of all time.

Edited: 8/7/20 7:23 PM
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Just a quick look at his wiki, and he's pulled out of like 11 or 12 scheduled fights, more than half were within days of the fight. Borg is and will always be a headcase. Nobody has ever had more of a problem showing up for fights 

8/7/20 10:20 PM
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Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

he doesn't show up to fight. That messes with the organization, the event, and the opponent. I understand he has serious family issues but he can't continuously hang that on others. It's not like he is making millions of dollars doing thia, maybe he needs another job that is more suitable for his situation
8/7/20 10:21 PM
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Finally 

8/7/20 10:25 PM
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Colby Covid19ington -
Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

he doesn't show up to fight. That messes with the organization, the event, and the opponent. I understand he has serious family issues but he can't continuously hang that on others. It's not like he is making millions of dollars doing thia, maybe he needs another job that is more suitable for his situation

He was doing this fight week shit before his family stuff ever happened. I don't know if he's just too mentally weak to deal with the weight cut and the pressure of the looming fight. He obviously has a problem though.

8/7/20 10:37 PM
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ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

He's the least reliable fighter of all time.

I thought McCall wore that crown?

8/7/20 10:43 PM
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Letibleu -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

He's the least reliable fighter of all time.

I thought McCall wore that crown?

According to Tapology, Ian cancelled at least 8 fights due to injury or illness.

Ironically, one of his fights got cancelled because his opponent withdrew. His opponent: Ray Borg.

8/7/20 10:47 PM
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The ceiling of Borg's career is being on Johnson's highlight for that slam armbar combo.

8/7/20 10:48 PM
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Universally - 
Letibleu -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

He's the least reliable fighter of all time.

I thought McCall wore that crown?

According to Tapology, Ian cancelled at least 8 fights due to injury or illness.

Ironically, one of his fights got cancelled because his opponent withdrew. His opponent: Ray Borg.


Lol, yeah dude, no one is touching Borg in this category.
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Letibleu -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -
Tomato Can - Stupid. He's not a title contender at 135 but he's very solid and the type of guy you need to give the division depth. And he's only 26 years old.

He's the least reliable fighter of all time.

I thought McCall wore that crown?

No, he just had a bad streak. Funny enough, one of those fights was actually Borg pulling out on him a day before the fight. Borg has definitely missed more fights.

8/7/20 10:53 PM
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Yeah, according to tapology Borg has 15 canceled bouts.

8/7/20 10:55 PM
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Borg has fought 18 times, and he's pulled out of 15 fights.

8/7/20 10:59 PM
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ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

Just a quick look at his wiki, and he's pulled out of like 11 or 12 scheduled fights, more than half were within days of the fight. Borg is and will always be a headcase. Nobody has ever had more of a problem showing up for fights 

Even Nick Diaz will show up for a fight with his anxiety. Wtf is wrong with borg? 
 

 

 

 

im betting baby mama drama

 

 

women are the bane of fighters

 

(just a guess btw)

8/7/20 11:17 PM
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UFC gave him waaaay to many chances 

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Should have been let go long ago, incredibly unprofessional guy.

I wish him all the good fortune him and his family deserve outside the cage after what they’ve been through 

8/8/20 9:21 AM
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Ray "the guy who got glass in his eye when Conor threw a dolly" Borg

8/8/20 10:52 AM
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Dreville79 -

Should have been let go long ago, incredibly unprofessional guy.

I wish him all the good fortune him and his family deserve outside the cage after what they’ve been through 

Yeah I completely hate the guys guts, if he was smart he would drive to the nearest cliff and pull a Thelma and Louise

 

At the same time I hope for the best for him and his family, I feel like is he deserving of all the best things life has to offer and he’s a shining beacon of light for humanity

8/8/20 11:17 AM
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Thank God. That guy is such a mental (and physical) midget. I definitely feel bad for his kids issues, but that only resulted in two cancelled fights. His other 9 or 10 were all right before the fight, or missing weight.... Screwing over his opponent and the promotion. He also sued Conor because of the bus incident. Bye bye little bitch.

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Charlie Hustle -
Dreville79 -

Should have been let go long ago, incredibly unprofessional guy.

I wish him all the good fortune him and his family deserve outside the cage after what they’ve been through 

Yeah I completely hate the guys guts, if he was smart he would drive to the nearest cliff and pull a Thelma and Louise

 

At the same time I hope for the best for him and his family, I feel like is he deserving of all the best things life has to offer and he’s a shining beacon of light for humanity

Drama queen