One of the fighters who bore the brunt of Conor McGregor’s UFC 223 media day rampage was former flyweight title challenger Ray Borg. Borg, along with lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa were wounded by the broken window glass of the fighters’ bus they were both in, after “The Notorious” threw a dolly at it.
Both Borg and Chiesa were forced out of their scheduled fights that night, but it was “The Tazmexican Devil” who got some backlash from fans who doubted his injury. Since he was wearing a pair of glasses at the time, people online deemed it unlikely for him to have some shards of broken glass in his eye.
Borg already called out the “keyboard gangsters” who questioned his injury, but he once again spoke about his frustration with fight fans during Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour.
“The Conor McGregor era came with two things. One, a great big deal of new people watching this sport, but also a great big deal of dumb people watching this sport,” Borg said (via MMA Fighting). “What really started to get to me on social media is when people starting to more or less come after my family.”
“If you’re going to start talking crap about me and things like that, whatever, I don’t care, I have thick skin, I can take it, it doesn’t matter to me, these people don’t have faces,” he continued. “But when I see [people] on my social media calling my wife a fat ho and just ridiculous stuff — I mean, I had some people even telling me that they wished the dolly went through the window and blew my head off. Like, man, people are insane.”
“So it’s sad. It is very sad to see what a lot of these MMA fans have come to, but I had to post something just to kinda defend myself in this whole situation, let people know. What the hell do I want a cop-out for? I got in this sport to make money off of beating people, not suing people, so I just felt the need to defend myself.”
Chiesa reportedly took action by filing a police report against McGregor. Borg, on the other hand, may just let it all slide.
“I don’t know what the process is right now,” said Borg. “Honestly, if I could tell you, ‘Yeah, I’m going to sue him; yeah, I already talked with lawyers,’ that would be something that’s not evidently true. I don’t have a lawyer. I don’t have anything in place. I don’t know what’s going on.”
“It’s been a few days since this happened, and I’m more looking forward to seeing my son and getting something re-booked as fast as I can. I’d rather fight than try to fight Conor McGregor in court.”
Borg (11-3, with seven wins by stoppage) was originally scheduled to face number seven-ranked Brandon Moreno in the prelims.