Ray Borg Posts Message, Medical Records For Those in Doubt of Eye Injury

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Ray Borg has a message for the “key board gangters” doubting whether he’s fit to fight at UFC 223.

Flyweight Ray Borg was one of two fighters pulled from bouts at Brooklyn’s UFC 223 due to injuries sustained when Conor McGregor attacked a bus containing fighters, UFC staff and others on Thursday. Along with Michael Chiesa, Borg was deemed unfit to compete at the event (Artem Lobov was also yanked from the card for being involved in the chaos). Yet despite this, a running theme online seems to be that Borg was either ducking opponent Brandon Moreno, or looking to win big by suing McGregor.

The “evidence” for this conspiracy theory? Borg wears glasses, and appeared okay in a clip in the latest UFC Embedded video, which showed the aftermath of the attack, including a bloodied Chiesa. No, seriously, that’s the evidence: Borg wears glasses and wasn’t immediately writhing in pain.

The legal ramifications, and career ramifications, for McGregor will play out in the months to come, of course. For now, Borg has posted a message via his official Twitter presence, answering the claims of the “key board gangsters.” Included is a copy of the medical report from Borg’s treatment following the incident, which includes “FB removed from eye” (FB, in this case, refers to “foreign body.”).

“For all the key board gangsters that think this is a cop out and for some reason think glasses make you invincible,” Borg opened, “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…”

You can see Borg’s full statement and record of his medical treatment below. It goes without saying that wearing glasses does not prevent small, foreign particles from getting into the eyes. Especially if they come from above or the sides, which broken glass in this case very well could have. Of course, common sense often goes out the window on social media. Hence Borg needing to, for some reason, defend himself.