Image Credit: Instagram / nrmontano

After being stripped of the UFC’s flyweight title, Nicco Montano has released a statement, and has fired back at the woman she was supposed to face Saturday, Valentina Shevchenko.

Montano was hospitalized on Friday, due to medical issues she encountered while cutting weight, and was removed from UFC 228. Shortly after, it was confirmed that Montano had been stripped of the title she won last December, by defeating Roxanne Modafferi. During fight week, Shevchenko said she didn’t believe Montano would show up to fight Saturday.

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More recently, the now former champ posted the comments below via Instagram:

Shevchenko is expected to fight for the vacated title next, but it’s unclear at this juncture, who she will face.