UFC 215 Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg Fallout

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It’s been reported by MMAFighting.com that UFC flyweight champion, Demetrious Johnson, will not be competing tonight on the UFC 215 due to his opponent, Ray Borg, sustaining an illness. The PPV event will now be headlined by Amanda Nunes defending her women’s bantamweight championship against Valentina Shevchenko.

“It wasn’t weight related,” Borg’s nutritionist Dr. Michelle Ingels of Perfecting Athletes told MMAFighting.com.  “Ray has been getting progressively more sick each day this week and still wanted to fight so badly that he put on a game face and went to all of his fight week obligations. However, prior to beginning the bulk of his weight cut the UFC doctor examined Borg and concluded that he was too ill to fight this week and needed time to rest and get better.”

While Johnson himself hasn’t commented on the situation at this moment, his coach, Matt Hume, posted a status on his Facebook in regards of the cancellation of the fight.

“We are beyond disappointed that we won’t be able to accomplish the goal this Saturday, but the end result is inevitable,” Hume wrote. “We will refocus and show the world the greatest Mixed Martial Artist that ever existed. To be continued…”

Article By: Ibrahim Awadalla


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