Borg: Bathtub Slip, Hospital Journey Led To Philly Scale Fail

Ray Borg missed weight for his UFC Philadelphia showdown in opposition to Casey Kenney final weekend on ESPN, a relatively shocking flip of occasions when you think about he beforehand competed at 125 kilos and may have sailed into bantamweight with out fail.

I suppose slipping within the bathtub and cracking his dome wasn’t a part of the gameplan.

“It sounds loopy, and it sounds (expletive) up as a result of, as I took a step, I took a step and I slipped, and I hit my head on the tub,” Borg instructed The MMA Hour (through MMA Junkie). “We had been on the hospital ’til about three a.m., I used to be simply exhausted, so we stayed up till 5:30 within the morning to chop as a lot weight as we are able to in 2 half hours.”

Complicating issues was the truth that Borg’s resort didn’t have a steamroom or sauna, so his staff was pressured to make its personal contraption utilizing the toilet. Why they selected to remain at a resort with out satisfactory amenities was not defined, however I can guarantee you I’ve switched inns for a lot much less, like that point the Westin solely had Coors Lite on faucet.

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“I used to be simply totally exhausted, so I took about an hour-and-a-half nap, woke again up and simply tried to chop that weight,” Borg continued. “I’m useless. I’m actually useless. I simply had an hour of sleep within the final 34 hours, so it was my option to not proceed with slicing the load. I used to be simply bodily and mentally exhausted from the evening earlier than.”

Borg, who got here in at 137.75 and surrendered 20-percent of his purse, misplaced a mildly controversial determination to Kenney after three rounds of motion (extra on that right here). That dropped the previous title contender to 11-Four in what marked “The Tazmexican Satan’s” first look since falling to Demetrious Johnson again in late 2017.

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