Ray Borg has missed weight three times so far in his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career, most recently missing the mark at UFC on ESPN 2 last month, coming in two pounds heavy for his Bantamweight fight against Casey Kenney.
Prior to that, “The Tazmexican Devil” has missed the Flyweight mark on two occasions for his fights against Louis Smolka and Geane Herrera. Now, the former title contender says he vows to not let it happen again, and he is willing to put his career on it.
Indeed, Ray took to social media to say he will hold himself accountable to the point that if he misses his mark again or a fight for something other than a major injury, he will walk away from the sport forever.
“Since arriving home after last fight, I have made some drastic changes to my lifestyle habits. I used to be very careless with my diet and stopped spending time in gym in between fights, which turned fight camps more into weight camps. I have taken my career to a whole new level mentally and have started taking the steps to go from dieting/fight camps to lifestyle. With this lifestyle change I believe that the world will finally see my true talent and potential. I also want it to go on record that If I ever miss weight again or miss a fight due to anything other than a serious injury, I will leave the sport of MMA forever. I am coming back better than ever.
Pretty strong commitment.
Ray has amassed a 5-4 mark so far inside the Octagon, earning a title fight against former 125-pound champion Demetrious Johnson in 2017, thought he ultimately came up short against “Mighty Mouse” after he was caught by an armbar in the fifth and final round at UFC 216.
His loss to Kenny was his second in a row, and with the added pressure he put on himself to make weight for his next outing, he needs to deliver on both ends if he wants his UFC career to keep going.