Valentina Shevchenko Unhappy with Nicco Montano’s Unprofessional Behavior, Apologizes To Fans
Former bantamweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko said many times in the past that she doesn’t believe champ Nicco Montano until she stood across me in the Octagon at UFC 228.
Earlier on Friday news broke that Nicco Montano pulled out of UFC 228 co-main event title fight against Valentina Shevchenko, as inaugural champion transported to the hospital for issues related to her kidney function hours before the official weigh-ins.
That news doesn’t come as a shock to ‘The Bullet’ as she expressed her unhappiness with Montano’s unprofessional action and question’s her character via social media post:
I am not surprised about this situation with Nicco. And I told it before, she can pull out from the fight at anytime. She was trying to avoid this fight several times already. It is my 3rd preparation for this fight. Looks like It was her plan from the beginning, to show up for the fight week , to build up her name, speak confident and secure, and then escape from the fight in the last minutes. She was speaking about Fighting spirit and character…. What kind of fighting spirit she is talking about?
I don’t believe in a version about health issues, she was looking totally fine in open work out and media day. Her actions are totally unprofessional! First of all I am very sorry for all my fans who came to support me! I am very upset about all this happening. I was preparing for this fight hard and serious. My plan was to leave Dallas with the belt. I will keep moving forward. And will seize the next opportunity to take what is mine. Thank you everyone of my dear friends for your support!
That’s not the first time Shevchenko, 30, bashed Montano for ducking a fight with her. Former title contender even declared Montano should start thinking about relinquishing the title if she has no plans to defend it. Montano came to her defense revealing foot injury and other multitudes of health issues that sidelined her for a long time.
Nicco Montano becomes the first inaugural women’s Flyweight champion after defeating Roxanne Modafferi in the finales of The Ultimate Fighter 26 tournament via decision last December.
Shevchenko dropped down to flyweight in February and battered Priscila Cachoeira to score a second-round submission win to get that title shot.