Ray Borg retires, management parts ways after cut from Bellator MMA
“The Tazmexican Devil” Ray Borg not only lost his job with Bellator MMA, but his management representation, Dominance MMA, also parted ways with the 29-year-old fighter.
Borg was to meet Kyoji Horiguchi at flyweight, part of Bellator MMA’s double-header weekend in Hawaii. Instead of weighing in for his Bellator 295 bout, Borg chose not weigh-in for the event.
“Effective immediately, Dominance MMA will no longer serve as representation for Ray Borg,” the team posted on Twitter.
“We would like to apologize to Bellator MMA, American Top Team and Kyoji Horiguchi for the unprofessionalism displayed this week that has forced us to make this decision. All parties involved did their best to make this fight happen, including the late offer to book the matchup at 135 pounds, and we thank everyone involved for those efforts.
Unfortunately, Mr. Borg was not willing or able to make that weight, resulting in unnecessary complications for all involved. Given the circumstances, as well as our own embarrassment, we can no longer in good faith represent our now former client but wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Dominance MMA has elected to cut ties with Ray Borg following this cancellation at #Bellator295. Statement attached. https://t.co/DSiEN17JAl pic.twitter.com/nmGkOHrRyS
— John Morgan (@JohnMorgan_MMA) April 21, 2023
Borg has a history of not being able to make weight, even at 135-pounds, 10-pounds higher than where this bout was set to take place.
Ray Borg missed weight four times for the UFC, and almost did it a rare fifth time but the bout had been scrapped prior to him hitting the scales as a result of weight management issues.
Bellator MMA President Scott Coker announced Borg’s release from the promotion following this weekend’s incident. Borg himself, then posted that he will be retiring from the sport.
“Things did not go as planned this weekend and I will not be fighting,” he wrote on Facebook. “I made promise to myself that if another incident like this ever happened I would retire. So going forward I am officially out of the game and hanging it up. I just want to formally apologize to those I have let down and thank those that have been by my side throughout these crazy years. I am on a different journey in life now and I appreciate and love you all for always being team borg.”
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