TJ Dillashaw and others from MMA community react to Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg cancellation

Demetrious Johnson

Another UFC main event has been canceled just days away from the scheduled date. This time it was for the UFC 215 flyweight title fight featuring Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg. Borg, the challenger was forced to withdraw from the title fight due to being ill and was deemed unfit to compete by medical doctors.

Members of the MMA community reacted to the disappointing news as the UFC released a statement on Borg’s illness and the process of UFC 215 ticket refunds.

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, who was originally being lined up to fight Johnson for this fight reacted on Twitter. Johnson, who has the chance to set the UFC record for most successful consecutive title defenses in his next UFC flyweight title fight would not accept the fight with Dillashaw, who has never competed professionally at flyweight. “Mighty Mouse” did not like the principle of Dillashaw skipping the line of flyweight contenders, which is how the matchup with Borg was arranged.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/8/2017.