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Ray Borg releases statement on UFC 215 title fight cancellation

UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg apologized to fans and champ Demetrious Johnson in a statement Friday after pulling out of UFC 215.

UFC 207: Smolka v Borg Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Less than 24 hours after being forced out of his scheduled UFC 215 title fight against champion Demetrious Johnson, flyweight contender Ray Borg has commented on the unfortunate news.

Borg released a statement Friday evening to, apologizing to fans and “Mighty Mouse” for being unable to compete on Saturday night at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Jackson-Wink MMA fighter also said he has since parted ways with nutrition company Perfecting Athletes, presumably because Dr. Michelle Ingels, one of its two founders, released a statement on the fight cancellation Thursday night.

“First, I want to say I’m sorry to the fans and to Demetrious Johnson for being unable to fight,” Borg said. “I want to say thank you to Dr. Davidson, the UFC and to Jeff Novitsky for looking out for my health and best interests.

“I also want to add that I am no longer working with Perfecting Athletes and Michelle Ingels, who was not authorized to speak on my behalf.”

It still isn’t clear exactly what Borg came down with during fight week, but UFC officials said a UFC doctor did not clear him to fight due to a “viral illness.”

UFC 215 is now headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko.

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