Earlier this week, we were hit by the unfortunate news that Saturday’s UFC Denver card has lost one of its best matchups: a flyweight tilt between former title challengers Ray Borg and Joseph Benavidez. Borg withdrew from the matchup with an illness.
Mike Perry, who trains under the same roof as Ray Borg at JacksonWink MMA, however, isn’t buying that story. He says that the flyweight is faking his illness.
“He’s not fighting on this card? Aw man, that illness is, man . . .” Mike Perry told Aaron Bronsteter of TSN this week. “He got caught, bro. He was talking sh-t about Frank the Tank [JacksonWink striking coach Frank Lester] on his wife’s Instagram story in the background. We heard him talking. ‘I don’t like Frank the Tank. I don’t think he’s a good coach’ and this and that, and he don’t know nothing about Frank. He’s just a f—king hater and that’s why his b-tch ass ain’t showing up this week to f—king fight like a man. Sick, you come down with illness. B-tch you scared!”
“He was there, he was training, he’s still there I guess,” Perry added, elaborating on his encounters with Borg at JacksonWink MMA. “The gym is very… there’s a lot people. As a fighter you may go to a gym but I have my plan on how I train, when I train, the times that I train, the people that I train with. . . So we don’t really see all the people all the time. I see Ray Borg a few times but then it’s been like he’s on Cowboy’s nuts and he was hating on Frank and sh*t and ever since he got caught hating on Frank, there’s been this fog in the air. And he don’t say sh*t. I don’t think I’ve ever said two words to Ray Borg.”
What do you make of these comments from Mike Perry?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 11/9/2018.