This morning, MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC is “losing patience” with women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano, as negotiations seemed to have slowed with respect to her first title defense.
Montano has now caught wind of Helwani’s report, and she is not happy. Shortly after Helwani’s report, the women’s flyweight champ went off on the veteran reporter, referring to him as a “huge waste of space,” a “douchebag,” and more…
See the champ’s post below.
“This just in…. [Ariel Helwani] is a huge waste of space,” Montano said her fiery Instagram post. “Everyone and their grandma knows about my condition. I’m 5days post tonsillectomy and adenoid removal surgery due to a bacterial infection that’s been inhibiting my practice all year. Soonest I can get back on the mats is 16 more days. The UFC not only knows about this but flew me out to Vegas themselves to get this surgery done ASAP so I can jump on getting a fight with Shevchenko lined up. If you’ve been a fan of mine then you know my mind set… no girl is anything I’m not. Who’s scared to fight? It’s what I do, it’s literally why I’m the anomaly here, because I was ranked number 14 on the show and came out number one. It’s apparently in douchebag’s best interest to throw my name out to the wolves in order to stay relevant. I literally haven’t spoken a word in 5 days due to my condition and Mr. Poor Excuse of a Man has not only brought it upon himself to be the leader of idiot fans who don’t know the difference between MMA and UFC but also has the balls the size of a baby rat to say I’m scared while key board warrior over here is more than likely to eat a fat man’s ass than get in the octagon with HIS 125lbs Champ… 🎤 drop. …….. lesson of the day, don’t believe everything you read, idiots run their mouths. Ps, [Ariel Helwani] you suck at your job, I heard the UFC is looking for a better journalist who is actually knowledgeable.”
Stay tuned for more news on Nicco Montano’s working relationship with the UFC — and with the reporter Ariel Helwani — as details emerge.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/1/2018.