UFC flyweight Ray Borg announced via Twitter this week that he will retire from MMA “forever” if he is forced to miss a fight again due to weight issues or something that is within his control.
The 25-year-old who has been in the news a lot this past year as a result of his son’s well-documented health issues finally made his return to the Octagon late last month to face Casey Kenney at UFC Philadelphia. Borg, who has a history of withdrawing from fights due to a variety of reasons including bad weight cuts, missed weight again and forfeited 20 percent of his fight purse to Kenney. Borg went on to lose the fight against Kenney via unanimous decision and “The Tazmexican Devil” has vowed to change his lifestyle in order to prevent this type of thing happening again.
Borg posted the full statement via Twitter on Wednesday, stating that he would “leave the sport of MMA” if something within his control forces him off a card again. In the tweet, he tagged UFC President Dana White as well as chief matchmaker Sean Shelby.
“Since arriving home after my 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 the gym in between fights, which turned fight camps into weight-cut 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’m coming back better than ever.”