Although it seems that the Borg fight will still be set in the near future the UFC is still undecided.
The Borg-Johnson fight was to be Johnson's 11th defense of his flyweight title.
The main event of Saturday night's UFC 215 card in Edmonton has been cancelled.
Borg's illness simultaneously redeems and thwarts UFC President Dana White, who was met by resistance from Johnson over White's interest in assigning the champion a more stringent test for the record against former bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw - the former Cal State Fullerton wrestler now awaiting a November 4 title shot at bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt.
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Demetrious Johnson's historic attempt to record his 11th consecutive title defense will have to wait as Ray Borg pulled out of the contest at the last minute due to illness.
"I wasn't feeling good in the morning and my coach told me not to fight".
Johnson (26-2) is undefeated as a member of the flyweight division. Instead, the fight's cancellation is just another in what has been a bad-luck calendar year for UFC coming off of a record-breaking 2016 campaign, which saw the company change owners following a much-publicized $4 billion sale.
However, this high-tempo style has unearthed a history of endurance issues, which became apparent again in her first fight with Shevchenko when, after winning the first two rounds, she dramatically faded in the third and final round. Four additional preliminary card bouts follow at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.