Honolulu, HI – Bellator doesn’t have a flyweight division at the moment, but it won’t stop longtime MMA flyweight Ray Borg from competing for the promotion against Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 295 on Saturday night.
“I’ll be totally honest. Not much has been said to me at all (about Bellator opening a flyweight division). I’m not really worried about that right now,” Borg told Cageside Press on Wednesday.
“My only goal is just winning this fight. I’m still new to the promotion, I’m still the new guy around here, so whatever happens, happens. If they end up doing a 25-pound division then I’ll come in and take over that as well.”
Borg (16-5) spent about 6 years in the UFC with his biggest fight being for the flyweight title against then UFC champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 216 in 2017. After fighting for UAE and Eagle FC he has landed in Bellator.
“I’ve been in this sport a long time. Fought at a very high level for quite a while. Fought some great competition,” Borg said.
“Great staff and all that. At the end of the day it’s all the same. It’s still a fight.”
First fight in Bellator and he’s facing a former world champion who is on a two-fight win streak and looking to snap a two-fight losing streak in Bellator.
“Honestly I would have been kind of bummed if they didn’t give me someone like Horiguchi. I’ve been in this sport a long time. I’ve fought some really high level competition. The fact that me and Horiguchi hadn’t even fought in the past to begin with was surprising,” he said.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to make my Bellator debut against Horiguchi. He’s a great fighter. He’s been in the sport a long time, he’s a veteran as well, and I just think it’s a great matchup.”
Watch the entire media day scrum with Ray Borg above. He faces Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 295 on Saturday night in Hawaii.