Mike Perry Rips Teammate Ray Borg Over UFC Denver Withdrawal

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Mike Perry rips Ray Borg over pulling out of his scheduled flyweight bout against Joseph Benavidez on the main card of UFC Denver.

It was revealed earlier this week that former title contender Borg was forced out of the fight with medical issues this week. As a result, when Perry learned of the news, he put him on blast.

“He’s not fighting on this card? Aw man, that illness is, man” Perry said to Aaron Bronsteter (H/T to MMAFighting). “He got caught, bro. He was talking s**t about Frank the Tank [JacksonWink striking coach Frank Lester] on his wife’s Instagram story in the background. We heard him talking. ‘I don’t like Frank the Tank.”

Perry continued by stating that Borg is just a hater and that’s why he pulled out of the fight instead of being a man.

“I don’t think he’s a good coach’ and this and that, and he don’t know nothing about Frank. He’s just a f*cking hater and that’s why his b*tch-ass ain’t showing up this week to f*cking fight like a man. Sick, you come down with illness. B*tch you scared!”

Perry Speaks His Mind

Although they train at the same gym – one of the premier fight teams in the sport – it has had a ton of drama lately. It all started once Donald Cerrone was offered an opportunity to step in against Perry on short notice. This led to Cerrone asking for Perry not to fight at the gym. Mike Winkeljohn got into it with Cerrone after he claimed that Winkeljohn was ruining the team.

Borg is now involved in the drama.

“He was there, he was training, he’s still there I guess,” Perry said of Borg. “The gym is very, there’s a lot people. As a fighter you may go to a gym but I have my plan on how I train, when I train, the times that I train, the people that I train with.”

UFC Denver (also known as UFC Fight Night 139) is set to take place this Saturday, November 10, 2018. at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

Perry made it known that he doesn’t see Borg that often but rather only a few times. Thus, they’re not close friends despite training at the same location.

“So we don’t really see all the people all the time. I see Ray Borg a few times but then it’s been like he’s on Cowboy’s nuts. He was hating on Frank and sh*t and ever since he got caught hating on Frank. There’s been this fog in the air. And he don’t say sh*t. I don’t think I’ve ever said two words to Ray Borg.”