UFC 215 main event off due to Borg illness

September 7, 2017

The main event between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg set for this Saturday at UFC 215 has been canceled due to an illness to Borg.

According to the initial report by MMA Fighting, the cancellation by Borg was not related to weight-cutting.  However, doctors believed that he was unfit to fight this Saturday.

Ironically, Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko will be the new main event for this Saturday in Edmonton.  Nunes fell ill this past July and pulled out of UFC 213.

Payout Perspective:

This card was not likely to do well and the removal of Johnson-Borg does not help.  Johnson had the chance to break the title defense record held by Anderson Silva but we’ll have to wait on that.  With college football, a good fight on HBO and Canelo-GGG PPV next week, the casual combat sports fan may skip this event.

8 Responses to “UFC 215 main event off due to Borg illness”

  1. Wil on September 8th, 2017 1:10 AM

    Ive heard no buzz for this as is. The UFC better pray McGregor fights again…

  2. Wil on September 8th, 2017 1:16 AM

    Chris Cyborg wants to be a pro boxer…..her friendship and sparring partner relationship with world boxing champion Claressa Shields, as well as Conor McGregor’s recent attempt, clearly has influence.
    http://www.espn.com/mma/story/_/id/20619699/ufc-featherweight-champion-cris-cyborg-justino-granted-professional-boxing-license

  3. Fight Fan on September 8th, 2017 6:37 AM

    McTapper isn’t going back to fighting for peanuts in the octagon.

  4. d on September 8th, 2017 8:19 AM

    “The UFC better pray McGregor fights again…”

    Wil back in 2010, “The UFC better pray Liddell fights again”

    WIl back in 2011, “The UFC better pray Lesnar fights again”

    Wil back in 2014, “The UFC better pray GSP/Silva fight again”

    We’ve heard this nonsense before. PPV fighters are created much quicker in mma than they are in boxing.

    Also, that would just be a gimmick for Cyborg, the pay is 10x better for her in the UFC. There’s a reason why Holm and Hardy left boxing for mma.

  5. d on September 8th, 2017 8:20 AM

    “McTapper isn’t going back to fighting for peanuts in the octagon.”

    Yeah, the peanuts that led him to be the highest paid combat sports athlete last year.

  6. d on September 8th, 2017 8:26 AM

    Also, something that boxing fans don’t understand, McGregor is contractually tied to the UFC. They promoted his side of the fight. They still took a massive slice of his money for the Mayweather fight. If he were to fight in boxing again, he would make nowhere near the same amount of money. If he were to fight anyone else, he’d make what he makes for his UFC fights because the revenue wouldn’t be any bigger, unless he fought someone like GSP in mma and then there would be a big revenue increase.

  7. Wil on September 9th, 2017 3:35 AM

    Fight Fan, they are going to have to really shell out for him big time if he fights in the UFC again. Hell he could lose again in boxing and still clear at least 15m guaranteed. We are about to see an exodus from UFC into the boxing world due to the pay.

  8. d on September 9th, 2017 8:58 PM

    Wil you don’t understand anything about the UFC, boxing, etc.

    First off, McGregor has to get permission to fight in boxing by the UFC and I doubt they allow him to. Second, even if they allow him, they are still going to take a huge split of his money. I don’t know who he could fight in boxing outside of Pacquaio at this point where he would do a bigger fight than he would against a guy like Ferguson. If he wanted a huge payday, he could also just take a fight against GSP which I’m sure the UFC wants to eventually set up because it would be massive. He’d make more money in the UFC at this point than he would in boxing.

    How do fighters exit the UFC for boxing when they are prohibited from doing so? Boxing doesn’t have big money outside of Mayweather and maybe another rare fight every other year. Why do boxing fans not understand this?

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