Fighters Blast Weight Cutting After Ray Borg’s UFC 215 Withdrawal


UFC fighters have voiced their opinions on Ray Borg’s removal from UFC 215 just a day-and-a-half before his scheduled fight with Demetrious Johnson.

While Borg has denied that weight-cutting issues were the issue, all signs point to a difficult drop to 125 pounds, which is a weight that has caused Borg to be pulled from fights in the past.

Two prominent fellow UFC fighters took to Twitter, and both of them agreed on one thing: more weight classes.

Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who is actually filling in as headliner after “Mighty Mouse” and Borg were pulled from the card, felt the same way after a particularly brutal weight cut prior to UFC 213:

“I was unable to (breathe) and felt off-balance from the pressure in my sinuses,” Nunes said of her weight cut for UFC 213.

Like Borg, Nunes didn’t make it to fight night at UFC 213, and instead will defend her belt against Valentina Schevchenko in the main event of UFC 215 on Saturday, the same main even though Borg was scheduled to fight in against Demetrious Johnson.

The issue of weight cutting has become such a problem that USADA now has rules regarding how much weight a fighter is allowed to cut based on their body weight.

Do you want to see more weight division ls in the UFC? Is weight cutting as big of an issue as it’s being made out to be?

  • Peter Dinklage

    The weight divisions are fine. Fighters just need to get better in their real weight division and stop dropping to get an advantage over smaller fighters. Legal cheating?

  • Frontimus Manicus

    I see no need for more divisions. Just make fighters fight closer to walking around weight. Even go so far as to make them weigh in on fight day, no 24 hrs to swell up.

    • deepgrim

      yeah more weight classes wouldn’t help in this case, more divisions between 155 and 205 for sure, but the problem is that fighters will still try to cut weight to get an advantage just like fighters will use p.e.d’s to get an advantage. I would like to see them fight at there walk around weight too.
      Maybe after the weigh in, they weigh in before the fight and they cant be 5 pound higher than the weigh in weight.
      I remember watching a few ufc shows were khabib and pettis in another were eating real sugary desserts and then miss weight and say it is too hard to make weight- ridiculious

      • David Twardy

        So you’re against more weight classes, but for more divisions? Are they not the same thing?

        • deepgrim

          i said that more weight classes between 155 and 205, ideally every 10 pounds, but an extra weight class wouldnt have helped in this case as they already have enough weight classes in the lower divisions, and borg could just fight at 135 given how much issue he has making 125

  • HeteroFriendly

    A scumbag and a half-nuttbat want more weight classes.

    • HeteroFriendly

      “Why are we waiting for someone to die”

      Becasue nobody can save dirty motown people from themselves.
      Might as well let you be you and we’ll all be all better off without you.