Ray Borg Says Bout With Demetrious Johnson Was Like Fighting His Future Self

Ray Borg
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Ray Borg is in awe of Demetrious Johnson’s elite level of fighting.

Last night (Oct. 7), Borg took on Johnson inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The flyweight title bout served as the co-main event of UFC 216. Johnson broke Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive successful title defenses in UFC history with a highlight reel submission.

Speaking to the media, Borg described what it was like to share the Octagon with “Mighty Mouse” (via MMAJunkie.com):

“I felt like fighting D.J. was fighting my future self in a sense. I’m always two steps ahead of people, I’m always ahead of people. I’m always being sneaky with submissions. I truly thought I fought a future version of myself.”

He went on to say that his own showing wasn’t ideal.

“It was definitely not the performance that I wanted at all. Sharing the cage with him is something I can definitely put in my back pocket. Obviously I wasn’t on the receiving end of the win. I got away from my game plan a little bit.”