Ray Borg’s string of dangerous luck continues.
Borg, a former UFC flyweight title challenger, has examined constructive for COVID-19 and is out of his bantamweight title battle in opposition to champion Vinicius de Oliveira (16-2) at UAE Warriors 24 on Oct. 29. Stepping in to face de Oliveira will probably be EFC champion Sylvester Chipfumbu (7-3).
An individual with data of the scenario confirmed the reserving to MMA Junkie. The information of Borg’s withdrawal was first reported by Cageside Press.
Borg (14-5) took to social media to deal with his withdrawal, saying that he skilled heavy signs from the virus.
“My heart breaks to have to post this but unfortunately I have tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be able to compete at UAE Warriors 24. I have learned that although COVID varies from person to person, it is definitely not something to take lightly. I have been extremely sick the last week and have not even been able to get out of my own bed. On top of having everything symptom there is for COVID, the duration has lasted longer than usual. I am very upset that I will not have the opportunity to compete for such an amazing organization and send my sincere apologies to everyone who supported me this camp. Thank you to my manager Ali for getting me this opportunity as well as Fouad Darwish for having me a part of his show. I will heal up and be back strong, thank you for all the support.”
With Dana White anticipated to be on the UAE Warriors 24 present to movie an episode of “Dana White: Lookin’ For a Fight,” Borg will miss a possibility to get again on the UFC’s radar.
Since getting launched by the UFC in August 2020 after consecutive battle cancellations, Borg defeated Canadian veteran Jesse Arnett by unanimous determination at UAE Warriors 20 in June.