The whole world might be against UFC Women’s Flyweight champion Nico Montano but she has found support from a former rival.
Roxanne Modafferi, who lost to Montano in the Flyweight title fight, has come out in defence of Montano. In a recent interview, Modafferi noted that Montano is not afraid of anyone despite what everyone else is saying.
“I heard that Nicco had various health problems. I think she wrote some things about them on Instagram, but it wasn’t really public knowledge. So people were just like, ‘Where is she?’ As opposed to that being more explained. And then Shevchenko is doing what she’s supposed to do, trying to be vocal. And it’s show business, pretty much. That’s one part of it. But I think it’s kind of unfair to hang her up to dry like that. Because Nicco is not afraid of anybody. She wants to fight. All of us ‘TUF 26’ fighters have been waiting like seven months to fight, so I’m glad the fight is finally set. She deserves to take a little break and heal her injuries,” she said. (Via MMA Junkie)
Montano won the Flyweight title back in December 2017 and hasn’t fought after that.