UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano recently fired off some heated words to mixed martial arts reporter Ariel Helwani. Now UFC President Dana White has taken to the official UFC podcast to do more of the same.
It all started when Helwani reported that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was allegedly frustrated with Nicco Montano for not signing a contract to fight Valentina Shevchenko.
“UFC is losing patience with Nicco Montaño. As I reported last week, the plan was for her to defend the 125 title against Valentina Shevchenko in Calgary but they are having a hard time getting a commitment from her. While it’s not scrapped, they are now looking at other options.”
Montano would later take to Instagram with a scathing message for the reporter, claiming that she was recovering from a tonsillectomy and other procedures.
“This just in…. @arielhelwani is a huge waste of space. 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 Schevchenko 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 #14 on the show and came out #1. It’s apparently in douchbag’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, @arielhelwani you suck at your job, I heard MMA is looking for a better journalist who is actually knowledgeable”
Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast, UFC President Dana White has now come forward with a heated statement concerning the matter. White believes that Helwani’s source was someone in Valentina Shevchenko’s team, rather than a UFC official.
Check it out below:
“Of course he wasn’t correct. Who the fuck has Ariel Helwani talked to at the UFC? Nobody here’s talking to him. You know what I mean? And, what we found out, is that he was actually talking to Valentina’s people who said that is not what we told Ariel. We told him that we were getting very frustrated with Nicco, not the UFC.
“Noone here is telling Ariel Helwani jack shit. You think we’re calling Ariel saying ‘we’er getting frustrated.’? You know what I mean? If there is anybody going to say we are getting frustrated, there’s three guys and I’m one of them. And none of us are talking to fucking Ariel Helwani, that I can guarantee you.
“It’s just such a stupid thing to say when nobody hear is talking to fucking him, but that’s typical. That’s him. That’s what he does. He always tries to act like he’s on the inside and he knows what’s going on. Get the fuck out of here.”