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Ray Borg issues statement on son’s health after UFC on ESPN 10 withdrawal

Ray Borg
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ray Borg missed out on another fight, but he received good news when he returned home.

After Borg withdrew two days ago from a scheduled fight with Merab Dvalishvili at UFC on ESPN 10, he tweeted, “Family first, see you soon son.” However, no further explanation was given by Borg nor UFC officials.

On Saturday, Borg provided a positive update:

“Thank you so much for the overwhelming love and support, as you all know I pulled from my fight to be with my son,” Borg wrote. “With his condition being lifelong he is at risk for surgery every day. Although there were some worries about his shunt failing due to some malfunction symptoms I am happy to let everyone know that he is at home doing well and will not need any surgery.”

Borg’s son Anthony was diagnosed with hydrocephalus after being born in 2018 and he underwent surgery to address the brain condition last summer.

Saturday’s UFC event would have marked Borg’s second appearance this year. In his most recent fight in May, he lost a split decision to Ricky Simon.

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