Anthony Borg, Albuquerque MMA fighter Ray Borg’s infant son, has been in a Denver hospital since April 24. The child has undergone two surgeries after being diagnosed with hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid within the brain.
Anthony, his father has tweeted, is recovering well. But to defray the resultant medical expenses, two GoFundMe pages have been created, producing a total of $25,725 as of Thursday evening.
That impressive total, though, likely does not come close to covering the cost of 23 days of medical tests, surgeries, etc., and 23 days (and counting) of hospitalization. Meanwhile, Borg and his wife, Amanda, have been in Denver the entire time.
Borg has been a UFC contract fighter since 2014. According to figures released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, he was paid $100,000 for his loss to champion Demetrious Johnson in a UFC flyweight title fight on Oct. 7.