Nicco Montano: “Its Year 2018 And People Still Ask Me Whether We Live In Buckskin And Teepees!”
Nicco Montano (4-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC) is the current UFC Women’s Inaugural Flyweight champion. She defeated Roxanne Modafferi at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale on December 1, 2017, via unanimous decision. According to bookmakers, she is a big underdog versus Valentina Shevchenko. The two of them will fight at the co-main event of UFC 228 for UFC Women’s Flyweight title.
Nicco Montano’s origin is half Hispanic, 25 percent Navajo, and 25 percent Chickasaw. Despite that, she identifies herself as a “Native”.
UFC is known for breaking limits and promoting various kinds of trends. This time, they came up with one of the most original ideas ever. UFC asked from Nicco Montano to put her “Native” clothes on for the promotion! And with a war paint on her face in the style of real Indian warrior! (via MMAMania.com)
“[People] think we live in buckskin and teepees,” Montano told Bleacher Report. “It’s 2018 and there are still people who ask that question. [UFC] literally wanted me to put on a costume. They literally wanted to see me coming out with war paint on my face. They think ‘Native’ and they think these things. I don’t want to be the token Native. I don’t want to be blasted on posters with a headdress on and with buckskin and a loin cloth.”
The idea sounds very interesting. But it looks like Nicco Montano isn’t ready to change her mind at the moment. What are your thoughts on this? Don’t forget Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone never takes his hat off!