Ray Borg News
Former UFC title challenger Ray Borg announces his retirement following Bellator release
Susan Cox - April 24, 2023
Dominance MMA parts ways with Ray Borg for again missing weight at Bellator 295
Josh Evanoff - April 21, 2023
Ray Borg believes he will fight in UFC again, open to flyweight return: "I have unfinished business"
Cole Shelton - February 11, 2022
Ray Borg issues lengthy statement after being released by the UFC
Cole Shelton - August 14, 2020
Ray Borg has opened up on his UFC release. Borg was cut from the promotion following him pulling out of his August 1 fight against Nathan Maness. Borg has dealt with a ton of problems from a sick child to weight cut issues. So, after pulling out of another fight, the Las Vegas-based promotion decided to cut the former flyweight title challenger.
Ray Borg released by UFC
Adam Martin - August 7, 2020
Former UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg has been released by the world’s leading MMA promotion after recently withdrawing from another bout. Borg has had issues making it into the Octagon throughout his career. At both 125lbs and 135lbs, he has missed weight multiple times throughout his career. Injuries have also caused several of his past bouts to fall through. His son Anthony has also been ill which had led to Borg having to withdraw from several fights to take care of him, as well.
Ray Borg, Eric Spicely, Timur Valiev out of UFC on ESPN+ 31
Adam D Martin - July 31, 2020
UFC on ESPN+ 31 takes place this Saturday and the card has been hit by several last-minute changes including Ray Borg falling off the card. According to MMAjunkie.com, Borg is off the card and out of his bantamweight bout against Nathan Manness for undisclosed reasons. The report says that Manness will stay on the card and take on UFC newcomer Johnny Munoz.
Ray Borg releases statement explaining UFC on ESPN 10 withdrawal
Adam Martin - June 14, 2020
UFC bantamweight Ray Borg released a statement explaining why he withdrew from his fight against Merab Dvalishvili at UFC on ESPN 10. The UFC announced that Borg was out of the fight against Dvalishvili late in the week due to personal issues. Dvalishvili was lucky enough that the UFC was able to find an opponent on super short notice, and he ended up fighting and defeated Gustavo Lopez via unanimous decision in a 140lbs catchweight bout at UFC on ESPN 10. Borg, though, was not so lucky, as he once again was forced to withdraw from a fight inside the Octagon.
Ray Borg out of UFC Fight Night Vegas, Merab Dvalishvili gets replacement opponent after contract dispute
Adam Martin - June 11, 2020
Ray Borg among fighters added to May 13 event in Jacksonville
Adam D Martin - April 26, 2020
Ray Borg is among the new fighters that have been added to the upcoming UFC card on Wednesday, May 13 in Jacksonville, Florida. Borg will take on Ricky Simon in a men’s bantamweight contest, while a women’s bantamweight bout featuring Sijara Eubanks vs. Sara Moras has also been added to the card. Jeff Fox was the first to report the new matchups.
Ray Borg regrets promising to retire if he missed weight again
Tom Taylor - April 22, 2020
Last April, after missing weight for a bantamweight fight with Casey Kenny, Ray Borg vowed to retire if he ever missed his mark on the scale again. He admits he regrets making that promise.
Ray Borg reacts to UFC 249 fight cancelation, sends message to his doubters
Tom Taylor - April 10, 2020
Ray Borg is one of many fighters who expected to compete at UFC 249, but will now have to make other plans. On Thursday, UFC President Dana White announced to ESPN that, despite his very best efforts, UFC 249 has been canceled due to difficulties associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
Report | Ray Borg being forced to bantamweight by UFC officials
Natasha Hooper - February 17, 2020
Ray Borg will no longer be eligible to fight in the flyweight division after being forced by the UFC to move up to bantamweight. “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg has endured trials and tribulations since signing to the UFC in 2014. His fighting career has been hindered with unfortunate illnesses, happenstances and injury. Borg was one of the fighters injured during Conor McGregor’s infamous bus attack targeted at Khabib Nurmagomedov. Borg has also faced many challenges outside of his UFC career. His young son has had multiple brain surgeries due to a condition known as hydrocephalus.
UFC Rio Rancho weigh-in results: Ray Borg misses flyweight limit
Tom Taylor - February 14, 2020
On Saturday, the UFC will return to our screens with the under-the-radar UFC Rio Rancho card. The event will be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between top contenders Jan Blachowicz and Corey Anderson. The expectation is that the winner could be the next man in line for UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Ray Borg shares USADA horror story after Nate Diaz ordeal
Thomas Taylor - October 27, 2019
The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) was back in the headlines this week after Nate Diaz announced an adverse drug test finding had forced him out of his UFC 244 fight with Jorge Masvidal. Thankfully, Diaz’s drug testing woes wound up amounting to nothing, and his fight with Masvidal will go ahead as planned. Yet that hasn’t stopped some members of the MMA from sharing there thoughts on USADA — and not all of those thoughts are positive. UFC bantamweight Ray Borg, for example, shared his thoughts on USADA on Twitter, comparing the agency’s strict drug testing regimen to probation.
Ray Borg has more bad luck, wrecks car in Albuquerque
Tom Taylor - May 21, 2019
It has not been an easy few years for UFC flyweight turned bantamweight Ray Borg. In fact, he’s had a terribly difficult run. The biggest struggles Borg has had to deal with have been the seemingly unending health problems of his young son. As if that weren’t enough to deal with, he’s also been forced to withdraw from fights, has had opponents do the same, and has endured controversial losses when he’s actually made it to the cage.
Ray Borg says he'll leave MMA 'forever' if he misses weight again
James Lynch - April 18, 2019
UFC bantamweight Ray Borg has taken a serious stance on changes that need to be made in his career The 25-year-old posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday that he vows to make changes in his personal life regarding his eating habits in an effort to never miss weight again. Borg stated that should he miss weight one more time and it’s not related to an injury, that he would walk away from MMA altogether.
Ray Borg issues emotional statement on controversial loss to Casey Kenny
Tom Taylor - March 31, 2019
After a host of cancelled fights and opponent changes, former UFC flyweight title challenger Ray Borg finally returned to the cage at UFC Philadelphia on Saturday night. Borg, whose young son has been battling serious health issues, badly needed a victory in Philly. Unfortunately for him, Kenny wound up winning a controversial split decision.
Ray Borg announces move up to the bantamweight division
Drake Riggs - November 20, 2018
For the many fighters that have been competing for the UFC at 125-pounds over the years, it appears that it’s time to move on, whether that be by leaving the promotion entirely or by changing weight classes. It has been a rather rough year for one of the top-ranked contenders at 125-pounds, Ray “The Tazmexican Devil” Borg as he has had four consecutive fight cancellations along with aiding his son through a battle tougher than any fight that Borg could compete in himself.
VIDEO | Brendan Schaub willing to pay for all of Ray Borg's son's medical needs
Drake Riggs - October 3, 2018
https://youtu.be/R_GLw6kJ1UI “I was on the plane the other day, man. And…have you seen Ray Borg’s son? His baby’s having these surgeries and I saw someone post a shirt that Ray Borg [made]. He posts a shirt [to his social media] and goes, ‘all proceeds from this shirt go to help me pay for my child’s medical bill’.
UFC Denver gets flyweight showdown between Joseph Benavidez and Ray Borg
Drake Riggs - August 7, 2018
The UFC’s return to Denver is slowly but surely being put together fight by fight. And it’s off to quite the solid start. After having UFC Denver’s main event and co-main events recently announced, a third top-ranked matchup has been added to the November 10th card.
Ray Borg Gets Fight Rebooked, Says Apology from Conor McGregor Would Mean More than Money
Drake Riggs - April 11, 2018
The wild week that was UFC 223’s fight week has come and gone…but not without casualties. Few if any cards have ever been as destroyed in a lead up to an event, especially considering how it fell apart. By now, you have surely heard about Conor McGregor‘s antics. Resulting from the incident were three fight cancelations, one of which being a flyweight tilt between Ray Borg vs Brandon Moreno. Borg was forced out of the bout due to corneal abrasions in his eye from the bus window’s glass that was broken by McGregor.
Three UFC 223 fights canceled due to Conor McGregor's violent rampage
Russell Sai - April 5, 2018
Many are still in disbelief by the actions of Conor McGregor and his crew who attacked a bus full of UFC 223 fighters in New York on Thursday. McGregor and his team can be seen throwing various large objects at a bus that was transporting the card’s red corner fighters. Windows on the bus were shattered and people including Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg were taken to the hospital to get checked on for injuries from broken glass.