Borg was taken to Brooklyn hospital, New York on Thursday evening due to complications with his vision. A piece of glass entered Borg’s right eye on the UFC bus, and he was having difficulties opening since then. The UFC announced he would receive his show money but not the win bonus.
Borg has been criticized heavily on Twitter, questioning the severity of the eye injury and accused him of faking the injury in order to sue Conor Mcgregor.
Borg took to social media to share his medical report, a picture of his eye, and a message for the skeptics:
— Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) April 7, 2018
“For the keyboard gangsters that think this is a cop out and for some reason think glasses make you invincible. I have mouths to feed and had a baby on the way leading up to this fight. I also extended this fight in agreement to fight Moreno at a later date due to his injury putting my family at more of a distress.
I do not know why you think I can tell the future and think I planned this all out to ‘make money’ off Conor I came into this sport to make money off of winning fights and after being medically examined by 2 doctors I was deemed unfit to compete so hey what do you know food was taken off my families plate for something out of my control.
And those who think it was a weight thing … lol ask my guy who works for the [Performance Institute], I was 129 when I was taken to the hospital 3 pounds away from my weight nearly 24 hours from weigh-ins also for those that say I was fine in the embedded video, you literally saw me for 4 seconds. So here is my medical report.”
We wish Ray Borg a speedy recovery and hope this end people’s questioning the legitimacy of eye injury.