Denver card takes a late hit. Ray Borg vs Joseph Benavidez is scrapped

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With only a couple of days until the UFC Denver card, something tragic was bound to happen. Right? Well, wish granted. When the UFC hour is late, terrible things happen and the Denver card is no exception. It’s been reported the Ray Borg vs Joseph Benavidez have been scrapped from the card.

Thomas Gerbasi on UFC.com reports,

“Due to medical issues, Ray Borg has been forced out of his Saturday bout with Joseph Benavidez. There will be no replacement bout and the card will proceed with 12 fights.

UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the featherweight bout between Chan Sung Jung and Yair Rodriguez, airs live on FS1 from Pepsi Center in Denver.”

This is just another blow to Borg, as he’s been slated for 3 UFC fights in 2018 and all 3 have been cancelled.

Conor McGregor has felony charges dropped, agrees to plea

Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor will basically write a check and do five days of community service Conor McGregor will not be spending any time in the clink, and he will not have any travel restrictions going forward. McGregor¬†famously attacked a bus full of UFC fighters prior to UFC 223 with a dolly and injured multiple fighters. He … Read moreConor McGregor has felony charges dropped, agrees to plea

The last few weeks have been a struggle for Ray Borg. Today, it’s all good.

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Life has been pretty rough for Ray Borg during the last few months. However, the last few weeks were especially very trying. Borg was supposed to fight in New York but he was on the bus that Conor McGregor threw a dolly at. After taking glass to the eye, he had to pull out of his fight. Then, Borg was sued by his ex-management team.

While all of that sucks, it’s nothing compared to what happened next. Borg’s newborn son developed Hydrocephalus and was required to have brain surgery. It seemed like a success, but as luck would have it, it wasn’t. His son then had to have another surgery. He and his wife have been in the children’s hospital for well over a month.

Basically, the Borg family have been living a nightmare.

That is, until today! Ray put out a message to everyone who has been supporting them and IT’S ALL GOOD!

Check out Borg giving the good news!

Ray Borg out of UFC Chile bout with Brandon Moreno

Ray Borg

Ray Borg’s son was born with Hydrocephalus and will undergo his 2nd brain surgery. Ray Borg has had a rough go of it, to say the least lately. He missed out on fighting Brandon Moreno in Brooklyn weeks ago due to glass in his eye after Conor McGregor’s idiotic bus incident. Then, his newborn son … Read moreRay Borg out of UFC Chile bout with Brandon Moreno

Not all fighters created equal, the Conor McGregor exception

Exception

Hey guys, let’s just get this out in the open, Conor McGregor is special. Ever since Conor McGregor went full moron and attacked a bus, injuring multiple fighters and costing the UFC three fights from their PPV card I’ve been seeing it. “They fired so and so for less, but they aren’t doing anything to … Read moreNot all fighters created equal, the Conor McGregor exception

UFC 215 PPV does an estimated 100,000 buys. UFC 216, not much better.

UFC 215 PPV

The UFC has found themselves in the midst of a major rating slump. UFC 215 PPV featured a title fight between Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko. It was supposed to feature Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg, but that fight was pushed to UFC 216 when Borg fell ill. The night of fights was pretty … Read moreUFC 215 PPV does an estimated 100,000 buys. UFC 216, not much better.

UFC 216 Embedded Ep. 1 – Calm Before the Storm

UFC 216 Embedded

The UFC has rolled out there awesome series Embedded for UFC 216.

This episode opens and we see Tony Ferguson at the ocean, doing some light punching drills. He’s happy to be on the beach, as he’s been at elevation training for this camp and has missed the views. He talks about how he’s training and fighting for his son, his family and so they will have a better life. Tony’s coach says that Lee is talented, but the experience is a motherf*cker, he gonna learn.

Next, we’re taken to the residence of Kevin Lee. He’s at his home getting a haircut. He opens by saying, “Tony can fight, he says he’s been in the mountains¬†running with coyotes. All that means is he’ll take a long ass whopping.¬† We then are taken to Las Vegas Dream Racing and Lee talks about the Audi A-8 and says that’s next. He just bought a new house, and that car is next. He takes a little shot at Conor McGregor saying, ‘My shit ain’t going to be rented either, I won’t be out in a rented green Lambo.”

After that, we are transported to Ray Borg’s house which appears to be a double wide in Albukerke, NM.¬† You can definitely see the progression as fighters win bigger fights and start earning more money. Ray’s a young fighter and lives modestly. He talks about how he and his wife are expecting a baby. Ray said he’s ready because he’s helped raise kids, and changed diapers growing up. Borg says he’s excited.

Next, we jump to Kirkland, WA and AMC Pankration gym where Demetrious Johnson trains with Matt Hume.¬† Matt talks about the fight and says he expects Johnson to stop Borg and set the new all-time record. Johnson is seen driving home and he’s talking about how this fight is super important to him. He says the record is what it’s about but he needs to win all his fights or his paycheck will suffer.

Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg re-booked for UFC 216

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Johnson and Borg will try it again in Las Vegas at UFC 216 Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg were supposed to meet this past Saturday at UFC 215, but Ray Borg fell ill and was removed from the contest. Whether or not it was a weight-cut issue or not, the simple fact remains that the … Read moreDemetrious Johnson and Ray Borg re-booked for UFC 216

The TazMexican Devil, Ray Borg, issues a statement regarding his illness

TazMexican Devil issues a statement about UFC 215

UFC 215 lost its main event this week when The ‘TazMexican Devil’, Ray Borg, had to withdraw from his flyweight title fight with Demetrious Johnson. The Canada card already took a huge hit when Junior Dos Santos was removed from his fight with Francis Ngannou because of a potential doping violation. UFC 215 is getting … Read moreThe TazMexican Devil, Ray Borg, issues a statement regarding his illness

Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg UFC 215 championship fight scrapped.

UFC 215

Demetrious will have to wait to attempt to break Silva’s record. The UFC injury bug is a real son of a bitch. Another main event title fight bites the dust, as Ray Borg was forced out the UFC 215 main event with an undisclosed illness.¬† According to a report filed by Ariel Helwani for MMA … Read moreDemetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg UFC 215 championship fight scrapped.

After the dust settles, Demetrious Johnson will face Ray Borg at UFC 215

Demetrious Johnson

Dana huffed, he puffed and threatened an entire division. Demetrious Johnson baffled an incredulous Dana White when he said, “Thanks but no thanks” to a fight with TJ Dillashaw. Demetrious Johnson has defended his title a record tying ten times, and in his next outing will have the opportunity to own the record outright. Some … Read moreAfter the dust settles, Demetrious Johnson will face Ray Borg at UFC 215

Ray Borg has no one to fight and he is NOT happy about it.

Ray Borg has no one to fight and he is NOT happy about it.

The word around the UFC water cooler was that Ray Borg was next in line for a title shot against Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight title, but that fell through. Cody Garbrandt is dealing with his injuries, so his fight with TJ Dillashaw has been erased from existence. According to Dana White, TJ will … Read moreRay Borg has no one to fight and he is NOT happy about it.

Watch UFC Fight Night 106 Belfort vs. Gastelum Ceremonial Weigh-ins 2 PM PST

Ceremonial Weigh-ins

Watch the fighters step on the scale and face-off live at the ceremonial weigh ins

The fighters all stepped on the scales this morning, and the results can be found here.¬† However, they’ll do it again today, for our entertainment. You can catch the Fight Night 106 Ceremonial Weigh-ins right here at 2 PM PST.

The card lineup for UFC Fight Night 106 is as follows. It begins Saturday night at 5 PM PST

Main Card – Fox Sports 1

Vitor Belfort vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Mauricio Rua vs. Gian Villante
Edson Barboza vs. Beneil Dariush
Jussier Formiga vs. Ray Borg
Bethe Correia vs. Marlon Reneau
Alex Oliveira vs. Tim Means

Undercard (Fox Sports 1)

Francisco Trinaldo vs. Kevin Lee
Sergio Moraes vs. Davi Ramos
Rani Yahya vs. Joe Soto
Michael Prazeres  vs. Josh Burkman

Undercard (FightPass)

Rony Jason vs. Jeremy Kennedy
Garreth McLellan vs. Paulo Henrique Costa

UFC 207: Weigh-In Face-Offs

UFC 207: Weigh-In Face-Offs

News and notes from the weigh-in:

  • Joe Silva walks on to the stage for the last time as a UFC employee. You will be missed Joe! Good luck in your future endeavors Mr Silva!
  • Mike Pyle has cut his trademark mullet.
  • Neil Magny looks very at peace with Johny Hendricks missing weight. He didn’t seem like he was dwelling on it.
  • Louis Smolka also seemed ok with Ray Borg missing weight. They shook hands and all looked fine.
  • Dominick Cruz hits the scale and was already staring Cody down. When he gets off, the 2 start jawing. Dana is between them, because he knows it could go down. Added security holds the guys back as they shake Dana and go after each other. Cody says Dominick is getting knocked out. Dominick says Cody will be swinging at air all night. We got a fight!
  • Ronda gets a huge reaction from the fans. Ronda is actually smiling now. She looks focused and confident.
  • Amanda Nunes comes out with a big lion head mask on. The ladies have an intense face off and then Rousey leaves the stage. Nunes tells Joe Rogan that fans will see her as a true champion, tomorrow night.

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UFC 207 early weigh-ins: Johny Hendricks misses weight again

UFC 207 early weigh-ins: Johny Hendricks misses weight again

The UFC 207 combatants all stepped on the scale Thursday morning. All the combatants were making weigh until it got close to crunch time. The last 2 to weigh in, were Johny Hendricks and Ray Borg. Borg missed weight by 3.5 pounds and Hendricks missed by 2.5. It should be noted that this is Hendricks’ … Read moreUFC 207 early weigh-ins: Johny Hendricks misses weight again