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UFC 215: Record-breaking Demetrious Johnson fight put on hold after opponent struck down with illness





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The record breaking main event on UFC 215 has been cancelled leaving UFC fans devastated

DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON was set to take on Ray Borg in a record-breaking bout at UFC 215 but the fight has been cancelled after Borg fell ill.

The highly anticipated bout was set to take place in Alberta, Canada, tonight.

The mighty mouse is looking to become the most successful UFC fighter of all time

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The mighty mouse is looking to become the most successful UFC fighter of all time

Only Anderson Silva matches his record

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Only Anderson Silva matches his record

Both Johnson and Anderson Silva have ten straight UFC defences – but Johnson was looking to go one better this weekend.

It would have made him the longest continuous reigning champion in the sport.

But unfortunately for the American he was robbed of the chance after Borg was faced to withdraw from the flyweight world title fight due to a viral illness.

Doctors have claimed the sickness has no relation to his weight cut, a process that can often be an extremely gruelling process.

Borf’s nutritionist, Dr Michelle Ingels, discussed the fighter’s condition in an interview.

She said: “Ray has been getting progressively more sick each day this week and still wanted to fight so badly that he put on a game face and went to all of his fight week obligations.

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Ray Borg holds an open workout session for fans

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Ray Borg holds an open workout session for fans

Ray Borg interacts with media at Rogers Place

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Ray Borg interacts with media at Rogers Place

“Prior to beginning the bulk of his weight cut the UFC doctor examined Borg and concluded that he was too ill to fight this week and needed time to rest and get better.”

The new main event will take place between bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko only months after their fight was cancelled on short notice due to illness.

The pair were originally scheduled to meet at UFC 213 in July earlier this year however the fight was scrapped and rescheduled for UFC 215 when Nunes was hospitalised due to illness just hours before the event.

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