It was announced Wednesday that the anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight bout this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 139 in Denver between Ray Borg and Joseph Benavidez had been cancelled after Borg came down with an undisclosed illness just days out from the bout.
According to Mike Perry, a former teammate of Borg at Jackson-Wink MMA, there is no illness and Borg is using the excuse to avoid running into one of his old coaches in Frank Lester, whom he claims Borg was “caught” badmouthing on Instagram.
Perry opened up in an interview with TSN Sports’ Aaron Bronsteter about the incident.
“Man, that illness....he got caught, bro. He was talking sh*t about Frank ‘The Tank’ on his wife’s Instagram Stories in the background. We heard him talking. Saying, ‘I don’t like Frank, he’s not a good coach.’ You don’t know nothing about Frank,” said a fiery Perry in the interview.
“He’s just a fucking hater, that’s why his b*tch ass isn’t showing up this week to fucking fight like a man. Sh*t, you come down with illness? B*tch, you scared.”
Perry said the issues between Borg and Lester stemmed from the fallout at Jackson-Wink between Donald Cerrone and Mike Winkeljohn, where Borg took the side of “Cowboy”.
“He was on Cowboy’s nuts and he was hating on Frank and sh*t,” Perry said. “So ever since he got caught hating on Frank there has been this fog in the air. He don’t say sh*t.”