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Former UFC Champion Nicco Montaño Was Hospitalized After Assault By Former NFL Player

Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montaño said Thursday that she was hospitalized after a man attacked her in an Austin, Texas, hotel room early Tuesday morning.

Montano described the experience via instagram, writing:

“Tonight Justin Watson (former NFL player) stood on my neck and stomped my face in then kept kicking me and shoving my hair into his fist and the corner of the bed frame.”

“I got away for a second to run down the hall naked screaming for my life as he tried to drag me back by my hair. Luckily someone from the hotel heard my screams and came to my rescue.”

No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing.

Montaño flew back to Albuquerque Wednesday night. Montaño’s mother met her at the Sunport and drove her back home to the Navajo reservation in northeastern Arizona.

The sad reality for Native American women around the country is domestic violence, abuse and mistreatment. The U.S Department of Justice found that American Indian women face murder rates that are more than 10 times the national average.

Since Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland took office, she has placed a spotlight on the national crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW).

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