Former UFC flyweight champion Nicco Montano obtained an outpouring of sympathy after she was hospitalized through the weight minimize for her first title protection, vs. Valentina Shevchenko, was withdrawn from the battle, after which discovered on Instagram that he misplaced her title, too. Nevertheless, ‘Bullett’ appeared lately on Luke Thomas’s The MMA Hour, and had zero sympathy.
”She had sufficient time to organize for the battle,” argued Shevchenko, as transcribed by Ryan Harkness for MMA Mania. “Solely she was the one, the one who was answerable for the burden minimize was she. She is aware of her physique, the way it reacts. And he or she had to have the ability to make it earlier, to begin her weight minimize. Not come into battle week weighing 20 kilos over. It’s loopy. Even for the boys, they’re slicing way more than the women, it’s loopy to return 20 kilos over for battle week.”
”You must begin your weight-reduction plan earlier, you be skilled. You must be accountable about what you might have in your fingers. However that is whole irresponsibility. Completely unprofessional issues from her. And now complaining about every little thing, making statements like everyone seems to be at fault. She will get what she deserves, actually.”
Shevchenko will now battle for the vacant title vs. TBA at TBA on TBA. One risk is former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk transferring as much as problem at 125.
”Sure, why not?” stated Shevchenko. “As a result of like my response each time, we’ve our [kickboxing] historical past with Joanna, and now we’ve a possibility to make our historical past in MMA underneath UFC guidelines. So why not?
”For me, the earlier the higher. I’m a fighter, my preliminary objective is to battle. After all, every little thing is necessary, to reply the media, to talk, every little thing we do earlier than the battle. However what’s our preliminary objective? It’s to battle. And naturally, I wish to battle sooner. I’m able to battle proper now. I’m in form, I’m nonetheless motivated, I didn’t lose nothing that I didn’t have a couple of days in the past.”
”So that is what I do know the UFC is aware of, possibly in a couple of days, hopefully, they’ll come again with some actual dates and a few names. So I’ll simply wait. I do know they wish to do it earlier than the tip of the 12 months. However possibly, I dunno, November? For me, it could be good proper tomorrow. However let’s wait to see what’s on their minds.”
”It doesn’t matter who, I’m prepared for anybody. And I wish to battle somebody who needs to battle, who is ready to full and do every little thing skilled. I might be very comfortable to have extra professionals to face me as a result of on this case, I received’t be anxious about having this downside, having somebody pull out on the final minute.”
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