Former UFC Champion Nicco Montano is featured in a new documentary, “Warrior Spirit,” which was filmed around the time she became the promotion’s first Native American champion. But there was a bad taste in her mouth through the movie due to being naked without her permission.
“I heard it was a great documentary and it won awards and things,” Montano said while appearing on the MMA Fighting podcast. The Fighter vs. The Writer. “But the reality is that the documentary is about Native Americans being exploited and the whole genocide with the government and how UFC fighters are exploited by the UFC. It is hypocritical that they say all this because I am definitely being taken advantage of here.
“I never said I was allowed exposure on film and when I asked about them taking it down they just said I don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s a good movie, everyone loves it. love its impact. . Like OK, you’re going astray. I still don’t want to be exposed to anyone because I don’t receive any royalties, I don’t get any refund from this documentary. Like nothing.”
The moment in question was when Montano was checking her weight and taking out a towel to weigh. This was something she didn’t know could happen.
“They have no regrets,” said Montano. “They were just like ‘you signed the contract and it’s part of the movie and it makes it more impactful’ but I also have to pay the price. It’s still hypocritical for them to show or show how they say the UFC is portrayed and they’re doing the same to me, knowing that I’m not getting paid or any royalties from doing so. this “.
The director, Landon Dyksterhouse, defended her nude body while appearing on Miesha Tate’s podcast, Throw down podcasts on Sirius XM.
“To say it doesn’t connect with the story, I don’t think that’s true,” Dyksterhouse explained. “Because from the beginning, Nicco had everything. She has the belt, she has her health, she is in top shape. That’s why so many people in the Native American community idolize her. At the end of the movie, the plot is that she has nothing left. She got rid of including her weight, including her body, including everything she has achieved with the UFC. ”
https://www.mmaweekly.com/nicco-montano-feels-exploited-by-nudity-shown-in-documentary | Nico Montano feels ‘exploited’ by the nudity shown in the document