Ray Borg was released from the UFC earlier this month, which spelled the end of his UFC tenure and professional MMA career.
The fighter has taken to Instagram to announce that he has retired from professional MMA competition:
Been in this game for a solid 14 years, never did I think retirement would come at the age of 27 but some decisions are harder than others and I have to make sure I am making the right one for my family. I appreciate all the love the MMA community has shown my family over the years but it may be time to move on to the next chapter of my life. Much love everyone!
Borg went 13-5-0 as a professional MMA fighter, earning notable victories over Shane Howell, Louis Smolka, Jussier Formiga, Gabriel Silva and Rogerio Bontorin. Borg challenged for the UFC flyweight title in the co-main event of UFC 216, suffering a fifth round submission loss to then champion Demetrious Johnson. Borg’s last professional MMA bout came at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Teixeira, suffering a split decision loss to Ricky Simon.