UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg was probably the fighter who got the worst of Conor McGregor’s UFC 223 attack. The former 125-pound title contender had glass shards in his eye after “The Notorious” decided to throw a dolly at the fighters’ bus window, which also injured Michael Chiesa and greatly traumatized Rose Namajunas.
“Thug Rose” recently rejected McGregor’s social media apology while also revealing that she has been seeing a therapist, and has yet to get over the entire incident. Borg, on the other hand, has let go of any ill feelings he may have had in the past.
“After having a kid and watching him go through what he had to go through, I learned that there’s not a whole lot of room for hate,” Borg told MMA Fighting. “Everything that happened with me and Conor, I don’t hate the dude no more.”
Borg was forced to pull out of his scheduled fight against Brandon Moreno at UFC Chile in May to care for his newborn son, Anthony, who had to undergo two surgeries after developing hydrocephalus, a fluid build-up in the brain.
According to Borg, it was seeing McGregor with his son Conor Jr. that helped him get past the animosity.
“I have a certain feeling toward people who have healthy kids,” Borg said. “I value that, so it actually makes me really happy that Conor has his boy and shows him off on social media. What we went through, I wouldn’t wish it on anybody, so it’s nice to see people enjoy their kids.”
Now that he has gotten his life back on track, the 24-year-old “Tazmexican Devil” looks to do the same with his professional career.
“My vision for the rest of the year is to beat up whoever I need to beat up,” Borg said. “The goal is the same. Rack up as many wins as I can, get as good as I can, and go get that belt.”
Borg (11-3, with seven wins by stoppage), last fought flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 216 last October, where he lost via a highlight reel suplex-to-armbar submission in the fifth round.