Longtime mixed martial arts journalist Ariel Helwani has been receiving some heated statements from UFC women's flyweight champion Nicco Montano as of late. Now the reporter has come forward with his thoughts on the matter. The incident began when Helwani first took to Twitter to report that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was allegedly growing impatient with the title holder. "UFC is losing patience with Nicco Monta\u00f1o. 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\u2019s not scrapped, they are now looking at other options." https:\/\/twitter.com\/arielhelwani\/status\/991312868388884480 Montano would later take to Instagram with a lengthy and heated message refuting Helwani's claims. "This just in.... @arielhelwani is a huge waste of space. Everyone and their grandma knows about my condition. I\u2019m 5days post tonsillectomy and adenoid removal surgery due to a bacterial infection that\u2019s 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\u2019ve been a fan of mine then you know my mind set... no girl is anything I\u2019m not. Who\u2019s scared to fight? It\u2019s what I do, it\u2019s literally why I\u2019m the anomaly here, because I was ranked #14 on the show and came out #1. It\u2019s apparently in douchbag\u2019s best interest to throw my name out to the wolves in order to stay relevant. "I literally haven\u2019t 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\u2019t know the difference between MMA and UFC but also has the balls the size of a baby rat to say I\u2019m scared while key board warrior over here is more than likely to eat a fat man\u2019s ass than get in the octagon with HIS 125lbs Champ... ? drop. ........ lesson of the day, don\u2019t 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 #ufc #mma #wmma #yourstruly #fanboy #getoutofthekitchenifyoucantstandtheheat #nippeditinthebud #nicetry" https:\/\/www.instagram.com\/p\/BiPadsjgyhE\/?utm_sourceig_embed Now Helwani has decided to come forward and offer his thoughts on the incident. As seen within the video provided, Helwani explained that he stands by his report. The journalist claims members of the UFC have since come contacted him to confirm his initial report as well. Check it out within the video above. For more MMA news click here.