Ray Borg, 29, announced his retirement from MMA on Friday, following a botched weight cut that resulted in his Bellator release.
The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title candidate didn't even make it to the scale before the promotion cancelled his fight, albeit it was later revealed that he was indeed struggling to make weight, the fifth time he's failed to do so.
Borg has previously declared that if he failed to hit his stride again, he would retire from the sport. And, true to his word, he did exactly that. The UFC released him from his contract in 2020, and he went on to win three straight fights in two separate promotions before signing with Bellator.
“Things did not go as planned this weekend and I will not be fighting,” Borg wrote on Facebook. “I made a promise to myself that if another incident like this ever happened I would retire. So going forward I am officially out of the game and hanging it up.
“I just want to formally apologize to those I have let down and thank those that have been by my side throughout these crazy years. I am on a different journey in life now and I appreciate and love you all for always being team Borg.”
Borg was scheduled to make his Bellator debut on Saturday in a flyweight encounter against former Bellator champion Kyoji Horiguchi, but the fight was canceled on Friday owing to Borg's recent weight-loss issues.