Ray Borg releases an Emotional Statement after being Cut from UFC Roster

August 16, 2020 by Jack Ol

The former UFC bantamweight contender Ray Borg was recently released by the UFC. ESPN reported that the UFC's official confirmed the news and said that the fighter is no longer in the UFC roster. Despite being cut by the promotion, Ray believes this is not the end, through his recent Instagram post.

The Tazmexican Devil (13-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) released an emotional statement on Instagram and promised to come back after thanking UFC. Borg wrote:

“I guess it’s time to break some silence. Six wild years with the UFC, I have experienced some highs and lows during this time. Sean Shelby, Mick Maynard, and Dana White have actually treated me insanely good and have given me so many chances to get my shit together and I failed to do so. Over the last two and a half years years my wife and I have gone through so much, so much that most people couldn’t even understand how we get through the day. From our firstborn child being at risk everyday for brain surgery to having to gain custody of a very troubled eight-year-old little girl. Unfortunately, I have let all these struggles affect me during some of the most important times in my career.”

 
 
 
 
 
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I guess it’s time to break some silence. 6 wild years with the UFC, I have experienced some highs and lows during this time. Sean Shelby, Mick Maynard and Dana white have actually treated me insanely good and have given me so many chances to get my shit together and i failed to do so. Over the last 2 1/2 years my wife and I have gone threw so much, so much that most people couldn’t even understand how we get through the day. From our first born child being at risk everyday for brain surgery, to having to gain custody of a very troubled 8 year old little girl. Unfortunately I have let all these struggles effect me during some of the most important times in my career. I am gutted to part ways with the ufc but I am also grateful for all the cool experiences I have taken part of over the years. I have some physiological shit I need to figure out before I know what my next move is, so this is not a goodbye post but rather a temporary pause until I can come back better. Just want to thank my team for standing with me threw all this and having my back, also want to thank my manger Ali for always having my back, no matter how hard it has been he has always been there for me. I’ll be back.

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Borg's release came shortly after he withdrew from the fight against Nate Maness that was scheduled for UFC Vegas 5 at the UFC APEX facility. The withdrawal came on the day of weigh-ins with an undisclosed reason. Prior to that he had withdrawn from the bout on several occasions and has also missed weight three times.

Earlier, he also pulled back from the fight against Merab Dvalishvili scheduled for UFC Vegas 2 on June 2. The New Mexico native alluded to “physiological” issues as the reason of his recent withdrawal and wrote:

“I am gutted to part ways with the UFC, but I am also grateful for all the cool experiences I have taken part of over the years. I have some physiological sh*t I need to figure out before I know what my next move is, so this is not a goodbye post but rather a temporary pause until I can come back better.”