Nicco Montano’s voice has been heard with the filmmakers behind a documentary covering his career and now they agree to blur a scene in which his naked body was exposed.
Warrior Spirit director Landon Dyksterhouse has confirmed that he will delete a scene from his film in which Montano was exposed while losing weight for a scheduled fight against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 228 in 2018.
“Nicco was offered every opportunity to view the film and flag anything objectionable and not flag anything, yet we respect Nicco and have voluntarily moved forward and will take steps to blur the scene, Dyksterhouse said in a first-time statement. to MyMMANews. com. “We support the film and are sorry for any problems this has caused.
“Throughout the Warrior Spirit launch, the goal has been to shed light on improving conditions for all UFC fighters, including weight reduction protocol, fighter pay, health insurance and general wellness.” .
Montano recently appeared in The fighter against the writer where he expressed his objections to the scene being included in the film against his wishes.
While he has not yet had a chance to see the documentary, Montano did not like that nudity was placed in the film. She said it had nothing to do with the true story about her career after becoming the first UFC Native American champion.
“I heard it’s a great documentary and it’s winning awards and things like that,” Montano said. “But just the fact that the documentary talks about the exploitation of Native Americans and all the genocide with the government and how UFC fighters are exploited by the UFC. It is very hypocritical for them to say all this because I am definitely exploited here.
“I never said that it was okay for me to be exposed in a movie and when I asked if they would take it away, they just said I don’t know what you’re talking about, it’s a good movie, everyone loves how shocking it is. . Okay, you’re straying. I still don’t want to be exposed for anyone to see because I don’t get royalties, I don’t get any bribes from this documentary. Like nothing.”
Initially, Dyksterhouse had defended the use of nudity in the film, saying it was “absolutely part of the story arc” that Montano was exposed during a brutal weight cut for his first title defense.
Now, it appears that the footage will be modified so that the nudity is blurred for future views of the documentary.