Nicco Montano is still working on making her foot 100 percent. Montano suffered an injury on the ball of her left foot that had to be surgically repaired.

The UFC Women’s Flyweight champion has yet to make a title defense since winning The Ultimate Fighter 26 finale and title.

“There was a time when I was like, I don’t know if I will be able to fight again,” said Montano. “You know, how many fights do I have left in me?”

Montano isn’t thinking that way anymore after finding good doctors to help bring her along. Montano hopes to fight again in the summer. She talks about that, her role as a Native American role model and life as a champion in the Sports Office.