Michael Chiesa, Ray Borg off UFC 223 Due to Injuries

Michael Chiesa

According to Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto, Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg have been forced out of their fights at UFC 223. Chiesa was expected to face Anthony Pettis while Ray Borg was expected to face Brandon Moreno. This news comes just hours after Conor McGregor stormed media day and attacked a bus containing fighters. He shattered a window by throwing a dolly at it. Broken glass caused cuts to Chiesa’s face and some also got into the eyes of Borg. Chiesa was admitted into the hospital to be treated shortly after the incident. The UFC also pulled Artem Lobov as he was part of McGregor’s group during the incident. This is now three fight cancellations due to the incident earlier this afternoon.

Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg will not fight at UFC 223

Borg, on the other hand, was admitted to the hospital later in the evening after experiencing problems with his eyes.

Chiesa had hoped to stay on the card, but he was pulled by the commission. He has already taken to Twitter to elaborate on the situation. Plus he has stated he would like the fight rescheduled to take place at UFC 225 in June.



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