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    Illness forces Ray Borg out of title fight vs. Demetrious Johnson
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    Nunes/Shevchenko to main.
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    Cejudo vs. Reis now on PPV

    Clarke vs White moved to FS1 Prelims
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    Does not speak well to professionalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunMaker View Post
    Does not speak well to professionalism.
    Oh who's part? UFC made the call,not Ray Borg himself...
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    I don't know if it was a political decision; ie, things going on behind the scenes. But a fighter, a professional fighter, prepares himself likes a Spartan
    for one specific event in the future. Failure to arrive at the pre-planned date with precision is an utter joke.

    I saw the official release say that it was due to a viral illness. Really? Is this the same viral illness that stopped Nunes from fighting? Give me a break.

    I watch UFC fighters go on and brag about how they go into fights with a broken hand or serious injuries and they gut it out. And major props to them. But Borg is stopped by a viral illness? Come on. I saw him in videos every day before the fight. Must've been the same Nunes 'lightning quick' virus that struck him down.

    And a title fight no less.

    Not buying it.
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    And my end point is this... if Borg had prepped properly, the UFC wouldn't have been forced to make the decision.

    Viral illness. Right! Just like Gastelum had some viral cheeseburgers and Nunes caught some viral Aids before
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    Canada cursed?


    A history of UFC main-event changes in 'The Great White North'





    UFC 215 in Edmonton (Sept. 9, 2017)

    Original headliner: Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg
    Revised headliner: Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko


    UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax (Feb. 19, 2017)

    Original headliner: Junior Dos Santos vs. Stefan Struve
    Revised headliner: Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne


    UFC 206 in Toronto (Dec. 10, 2016)

    Original headliner: Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson
    Revised headliner: Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis


    UFC 186 in Montreal (April 26, 2015)

    Original headliner: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao
    Revised headliner: Demetrious Johnson vs. Kyoji Horiguchi


    UFC 161 in Winnipeg (June 15, 2013)

    Original headliner: Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland
    Revised headliner: Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson


    UFC 152 in Toronto (Sept. 22, 2012)

    Original headliner: Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez
    Revised headliner: Jon Jones vs. Vitor Belfort


    UFC 149 in Calgary (July 21, 2012)

    Original headliner: Jose Aldo vs. Erik Koch
    Revised headliner: Urijah Faber vs. Renan Barao


    UFC 131 in Vancouver (June 11, 2011)

    Original headliner: Brock Lesnar vs. Junior Dos Santos
    Revised headliner: Junior Dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin


    UFC 115 in Vancouver (June 12, 2010)

    Original headliner: Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz
    Revised headliner: Chuck Liddell vs. Rich Franklin
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    Quote Originally Posted by RunMaker View Post
    And my end point is this... if Borg had prepped properly, the UFC wouldn't have been forced to make the decision.

    Viral illness. Right! Just like Gastelum had some viral cheeseburgers and Nunes caught some viral Aids before

    Amanda was cleared to fight ... she made the decision not to.

    Borg was told he could not fight ... he had no say in the decision.


    To say Borg made up an illness / wasn't prepared / threw away this huge opportunity is beyond stupid. This was probably the only shot he would ever have at a title and he knew that. IMO there is ZERO chance this fight gets rebooked ... DJ was -1100 and no one cared about it anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New York Knight View Post
    Amanda was cleared to fight ... she made the decision not to.

    Borg was told he could not fight ... he had no say in the decision.


    To say Borg made up an illness / wasn't prepared / threw away this huge opportunity is beyond stupid. This was probably the only shot he would ever have at a title and he knew that. IMO there is ZERO chance this fight gets rebooked ... DJ was -1100 and no one cared about it anyway.
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    Borg looked perfectly fine to me in interviews and videos in the last few days. Not buying it. But that's understandable. All of a sudden he suddenly
    comes down with Aids and can't fight the biggest fight in his life..... Yep, perfectly logical.
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    Just because a person looks physically well means absolutely nothing.

    Please explain why it would be of any interest whatsoever for the UFC to call off a main event for no real reason ... especially when this trend has become a major problem for the company as of late / hurting the sport / pissing off fans, ticket buyers.
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    I was wrong ...



    Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg confirmed for UFC 216 in Vegas
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