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Monday, Feb 17, 2020

UFC Rio Rancho: Ray Borg Hopes to Find “The Right System”, Stay at 125, Following Latest Win

Ray Borg

By FCF Staff

Although Ray Borg failed to make weight for his bout on Saturday at UFC Rio Rancho, and despite a previous claim he’d retire if he missed weight again, the contender hopes to stay at flyweight.

Borg, who came in at 128 pounds for his bout with Rogerio Bontorin, grappled his way to an impressive, decision win. Following the victory, which was the 26 year-old’s second straight, Borg had this to say about his future (quotes via MMA Junkie):

“I need to talk it over with my manager and with the UFC, but me personally, I think 125 is good for me,” Borg said. “I don’t feel like it had anything to do with discipline, I’ve learned to man up to my mistakes and accept accountability.

“If there is one thing I can say is that it wasn’t discipline, not being in the right weight, it was just the system not working for me. Everything was perfect the whole week. When I spoke to you guys in the media scrum before, everything was great, weight wasn’t even high, and as soon as we started the cut – you guys saw we took the extra hour, we even asked for more time – but the weight wasn’t cooperating.

“I truly feel like it’s just finding the right system. I’ve worked with so many weight-cut gurus, weight-cut dietitians, and I’ve tried always to pick things that I like from each one and tried to squeeze it all in one weight cut. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. I think it’s just finding the right weight-cut system that’s best for my career.”

With Saturday’s win, Borg’s overall record now stands at 13-4. Bontorin’s record fell to 16-2, with 1 no-contest.

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