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UFC Scheduling Fights Around McGregor’s Restraining Order

SB Nation logo SB Nation 8/10/2018 Jesse Holland
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Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight, Ray Borg, was expected to battle fellow ex-title contender, Joseph Benavidez, at the upcoming UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) event, taking place Sat., Oct. 6, 2018 inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Then it got switched to UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10 inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.

Probably because Borg has a mandatory restraining order against Conor McGregor following the “Notorious” bus attack that sent “The Tazmexican Devil” to the emergency room alongside Michael Chiesa back in April (watch the replay here).

Just don’t blame Borg for it.

“For your curiosity, the restraining order had nothing to do with me,” Borg wrote on Twitter. “It was court ordered I was just as confused as all of you when it was ordered.”

McGregor will headline the UFC 229 event opposite lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, a five-round headliner that will mark the Irishman’s first appearance inside the Octagon since UFC 205 in late 2016.

No apology needed.

Promotion president Dana White was reviled by the “disgusting” attack from McGregor, then less than a week later they were all cool, then by the time August rolled around, any disciplinary action previously promised fell by the way side.

That’s why this former champion insists the “C” in UFC stands for Conor, which is understandable when you consider this.

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