Former Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano Has Been Released From The UFC

Several sources have reported that the former flyweight champion Nicco Montano has been cut from the UFC.

Montano, 32, was the first-ever UFC women’s flyweight champion. She won the title back in 2017, but was stripped 10 months later. She was unable to cut the weight to the required limit.

The 32-year-old was scheduled to fight Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 but her weight cut landed her in the hospital instead of the octagon.

Montano has been with the UFC for almost four years.She only fought two times inside the octagon.

Several injuries — including a car accident and Covid-19 related cancellations — prevented her from competing inside the cage.

Montano was scheduled to take on Wu Yanan at UFC Vegas 33 this past week, but the American was unable to make the weight on the day. She came in over the bantamweight limit by seven pounds. And the bout was eventually called off.

UFC president Dana White did not take this incident lightly. He had already given a warning to the former King of the Cage flyweight champion.

“I don’t know off the top of my head but like over three or four of her fights have been canceled,” White said while talking to UFC Arabia.

“I think that no matter what weight class you put her at, she seems to have a hard time making weight. This might not be the sport for her,” he added.

Montano took to Instagram in response.

 

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