Borg did come in over weight for the bout by two pounds, but the fight is going to move on, as Borg was fined 30% of his purse for the miss.
The fighter, who promised to retire if he missed weight again, addressed that and more in this statement on Instagram:
Wish I had an excuse but I don’t, my camp knows that this is the most disciplined I have ever been during camp, weight was good all camp and all week. I stayed in contact with the crew at the UFC PI all week and followed all their protocols. The more we started cutting the less that started to come off, we were dedicated to making the weight and took the extra hour they gave us and did what we could with it. We asked for more time with all the intentions in the world to make the weight but unfortunately they only allowed us an hour. We still have a fight to win tomorrow and all my focus is on that, I was so confident in my ability to make weight that I even vowed to retire if I missed weight again, which is a subject that currently is not on my mind at the moment . I will put on a good show for my home town tomorrow night, thank you to my team for all the help along with my manager and the rest of my crew that was apart of this camp. Sorry to my opponent and his Team for the unprofessionalism and hope to put on a good show tomorrow.
UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho takes place tomorrow night from the Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with Jan Blachowicz and Corey Anderson headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.