A defeated Borg missed weight for the bout, which the fighter says was due to a mixture of an accident in a hotel bathtub and a trip to the hospital.
“As crazy as this (expletive) sounds, the bad luck bug almost struck me again,” Borg said on The Luke Thomas Show (via Dave Doyle of MMA Junkie). “It sounds crazy, and it sounds (expletive) up because, as I took a step, I took a step and I slipped, and I hit my head on the bathtub. We were at the hospital ’til about 3 a.m. They did a CAT scan, they did a little X-Ray to my wrist. I hit my wrist trying to catch the fall, and they said, ‘OK, well, you hurt your hand.’ And I said, ‘You know what, I’m not not showing up to this fight, I’m going to make it to this fight, so you know, I feel fine, I can fight.’ And the doctor said OK.”
Borg came in overweight by 2.5 pounds for the event, but the bout still weight on after Borg paid a percentage of his fight purse to Kenney.
The fighter then says by the time he got back from the hospital and due to the lack of energy, a choice was made to stop cutting weight.
“I was just exhausted, so we stayed up until 5:30 in the morning to cut as much weight as we can in 2 1/2 hours,” Borg said. “And I was just utterly exhausted, so I took about an hour-and-a-half nap, woke back up and just tried to cut that weight. I’m dead. I’m literally dead. I just had an hour of sleep in the last 34 hours, so it was my choice to not to finish trying to finish cutting the weight. I was just physically and mentally exhausted from the night before.”
UFC Fight Night Philadelphia also marked the first time Borg competed in well over a year, as the fighter has been dealing with serious health issues surrounding his son.