Ray Borg says he’ll leave MMA ‘forever’ if he misses weight again

Ray Borg

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.

Borg (11-4) made his UFC debut in Apr. 2014 and has missed weight three times during his tenure with the Las Vegas based promotion. In addition, “The Tazmexican Devil” has been removed from scheduled bouts with Ian McCall at UFC 203 and Joseph Benavidez at UFC Fight Night 139 due to illness related to weight cutting issues. His most recent fight against Casey Kenney at UFC on ESPN 2, Borg missed weight by two-pounds despite moving up a weight class and competing in the bantamweight division. Borg lost the fight by unanimous decision in a matchup that many thought should have been in his favor.

It’s been a tough year for Borg who’s biggest challenges have been outside the cage. After a fight with Brandon Moreno fell through at UFC Fight Night 126, Borg had that matchup rescheduled for UFC 223. However when Conor McGregor stormed the Barclays Center at UFC 223 media day and threw a dolly at the fighter bus, Borg ended up on the receiving end suffering an injury to his eye. The NYSAC wouldn’t clear Borg for the fight and he was removed from that card. What would follow is a series of unfortunate health issues with his son that kept him out of the cage for the rest of 2018. Since going 11-2 to start his MMA career, Borg has lost back-to-back fights.

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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/18/2019.