Ray Borg has had a rocky couple of years, what with the serious health issues his child has been suffering plus a series of unfortunate injuries and happenstances that have canceled many of his fights. Out of the 22 bouts Borg has signed to fight with UFC, 32 percent have resulted in his withdrawal and then another 27 percent of the ones he made it to resulted in him missing weight.
And despite saying he’d retire from the sport if he missed weight again, Borg ... wait for it ... missed weight again at UFC Rio Rancho in his attempted return to the Flyweight division. Borg weighed in at 128 pounds for his fight against Rogerio Bontorin, which he went on to win via decision.
Not a good look.
Honestly, we’re shocked that he’s been given as much leeway to miss weight as many times as he has, but everyone agrees that Borg is a great guy otherwise. He just ain’t a Flyweight, which is why UFC is reportedly booting him back up to Bantamweight (where he still missed weight in March 2019). That’s according to one of the official UFC rankings submitters, Erik Kowal:
We were just notified that the #UFC has requested Ray Borg be removed from eligibility in the flyweight rankings. He will be moving up to bantamweight.— Eric Kowal - MyMMANews.com (@MyMMANews) February 16, 2020
I mean, I guess they will ignore our votes if we do rank him there. Not really sure.— Eric Kowal - MyMMANews.com (@MyMMANews) February 16, 2020
We’re honestly just shocked that UFC even let him try to move back down after missing the Bantamweight limit not even one year ago. Would anyone be surprised if he missed bantamweight again? Perhaps he needs to let his inner “Rumble” go and move up to Lightweight.