Ray Borg Says He’s Done With MMA Nutrition Experts ‘I can do it better myself’

Number one ranked UFC flyweight contender Ray Borg was supposed to get his shot at reigning champion Demetrious Johnson at UFC 215, but was pulled just two days prior to the fight after falling ill.  Fans had wondered if he was sick because of having to cut too much weight, but Borg says that’s not the case and that it was actually a very easy weight cut for him.

“I used to do huge weight cuts back in the day when I first started. People don’t remember, I had no problem cutting weight when I first got into the UFC. And they have it on record — I’m sure that they have it on record, what I showed up. I used to show up at, like, 138 or 137 on fight week my first four to five fights in the UFC, and made weight, cake, like nothing. I never looked depleted, I never wobbled onstage. So it was far from a weight cutting issue.” Borg said on “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani.

The fight has been rescheduled for UFC 216 on October 7th, but the entire incident has already caused Borg to make some changes to the way he does things.

“I found myself in a weird predicament,” Borg said. “I found myself wanting to just do what I did to get to the show. When I got to the UFC, UFC fights prior, I knew my body more than any nutritionist did. No matter how many nutritionists I’ve worked with, I know how my body reacts to certain things and I know the way I can cut weight the easiest, the best, and the fastest. And I tried to complicate things by adding in too many people just to make things easier throughout my career. So as of right now, I’m just doing what got me to the show, doing what I used to do with a little bit of guidance from … the nutritionist for the UFC Performance Institute. So, just consulting with him, he’s going to just kinda monitor everything, make sure I’m doing everything right and I make sure I stay on my food, make sure the biggest thing is recovery after training, things like that. But other than that, right now, where my weight’s at, I don’t need a nutritionist. I’m just going to do what I’ve done before.”