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After UFC 215 withdrawal, flyweight Ray Borg is not here for your Twitter criticism

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Ray Borg has no patience for the Twitter critics.

Borg (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) was, of course, supposed to have headlined this Saturday’s UFC 215 card against flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson (26-2-1 MMA, 14-1-1 UFC) before illness forced the challenger out of the bout around 12 hours before the weigh-ins.

If missing – or, at the very least, postponing – the chance of a lifetime wasn’t enough, Borg later had to deal with the wave of criticism stemming from his short-notice withdrawal.

But he was having none of it.

When a Twitter user pointed to an older Tweet of his talking about donuts, Borg replied to the “dumbass” by stating that the weight cut wasn’t the problem. (via Twitter)

While only two other responses can be seen on Borg’s Twitter page, a report by MMA Fighting references to a longer conversation. At some point, the flyweight points to the promotion’s official statement on how he was “deemed unfit to compete by the UFC medical team.”

“You mother(expletive) are acting like I chose not to fight read the damn statement the UFC doctor came to check on me and he pulled me,” Borg stated.

While Borg has gone out of his way to clarify the weight wasn’t the issue, some of his peers and specialists would argue that the cut didn’t do him any favors. And it probably didn’t help his case that he’d missed the flyweight limit twice before.

In any case, the flyweight contender seems to have found some measure of sympathy, at least, in Johnson, himself – who, for now, still plans on attempting his 11th consecutive title defense against Borg.

“Don’t get me wrong, it’s absolutely devastating to go through eight weeks of training camp and wow, what a waste of (expletive) time – all the interviews,” Johnson said. “But it’s part of the game. I wish him nothing but the best. I hope he gets healthy, and we get this going.”

For complete coverage of UFC 215, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.



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