The fighter is furious with the judges decision at the event, saying that they need to be more educated going forward.
“I knew the first round was really close, but especially after the first, I really thought it was in my favor. I really, really did. It sucks,” he said to ESPN after the event (via Milan Ordonez of Bloody Elbow). “You’re never supposed to leave the fight in the judges’ hands, but at the same time, the judges need to do their job. They need to be more educated. This was for my family; this is our lifehood at stake. They can’t just be getting this sh-t wrong.”
Borg has now suffered two straight losses under the UFC banner and hasn’t earned a victory in over two years.
A defeated Borg also missed weight for the fight, which lead to a negative altercation with Kenney’s manager.
“His manager loves to do that sh-t to me,” Borg said. “They agreed at 20% and then the next thing you know, his manager wanted more. I know I missed weight, but the damn guy’s got to realize this is my lifehood. This is my family at stake, and it is what it is. It’s not what people make it out to be. It’s why this sh-t sucks. This was for my family, this was for my son, and it was taken from me.”
Kenney was a late replacement opponent for Borg, who accepted the fight with Borg less than a week before the event.