UFC flyweight Ray Borg is one of the victims of Conor Mcgregor’s UFC 223 media day bus rampage on Thursday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Borg along with lightweight fighter Michael Chiesa was on board in the fighters bus, picked up injuries due to a broken window glass after “The Notorious” threw a dolly at it.
Due to Mcgregor’s incident, Ray Borg and Michael Chiesa pulled out of their respective fights at UFC 223. Borg already confronted the “keyboard gangsters” who questioned his injury, now Borg opened up once again on a recent edition of The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Fighting’s Shaun Al-Shatti) about the eye injury he suffered during Conor McGregor’s melee:
“The Conor McGregor era came with two things. One, a great big deal of new people watching this sport, but also a great big deal of dumb people watching this sport,” Borg said (via MMA Fighting). “What really started to get to me on social media is when people starting to more or less come after my family.”
“If you’re going to start talking crap about me and things like that, whatever, I don’t care, I have thick skin, I can take it, it doesn’t matter to me, these people don’t have faces,” he continued. “But when I see [people] on my social media calling my wife a fat ho and just ridiculous stuff — I mean, I had some people even telling me that they wished the dolly went through the window and blew my head off. Like, man, people are insane.”
“So it’s sad. It is very sad to see what a lot of these MMA fans have come to, but I had to post something just to kinda defend myself in this whole situation, let people know. What the hell do I want a cop-out for? I got in this sport to make money off of beating people, not suing people, so I just felt the need to defend myself.”
Michael Chiesa went on to file the police report against Conor Mcgregor, and Ray Borg insist not to air the flames and may just let it all slide.
I don’t know what the process is right now,” said Borg. “Honestly, if I could tell you, ‘Yeah, I’m going to sue him; yeah, I already talked with lawyers,’ that would be something that’s not evidently true. I don’t have a lawyer. I don’t have anything in place. I don’t know what’s going on.”
“It’s been a few days since this happened, and I’m more looking forward to seeing my son and getting something re-booked as fast as I can. I’d rather fight than try to fight Conor McGregor in court.”
Conor Mcgregor who was charged and arraigned in New York for assault charges and due back in court on June 14th.
Flyweights Ray Borg and Brandon Moreno have now been slated for UFC Fight Night: Chile on May 19th as per MMA Fighting.