Dana White on transgender fighter Fallon Fox: Not even close to UFC-ready


dana-white-56.jpgUFC President Dana White said state athletic commissions ultimately will determine the future of Fallon Fox. But he said any talk about the transgender MMA fighter competing in his organization is extremely premature.

Fox became a national story this past week after it was learned the 37-year-old fighter was born a man and underwent gender reassignment surgery and began supplemental hormonal therapy in 2006.

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported, Fox, who knocked out a woman in 39 seconds as part of a Championship Fighting Alliance tournament on March 2, is now under investigation by the Florida State Boxing Commission due to licensing discrepancies.

Whether Fox will be licensed to continue fighting females ultimately will be decided by the governing bodies, according to White.

“It’s a question for the athletic commissions,” he told the Abe Kanan Show on SiriusXM. “The athletic commissions, I don’t know how they would rule on that. That’s a really tough one, and that’s in the hands of the commission, not me.”

White, though, said it’s far too soon to talk about Fox entering the UFC’s recently launched 135-pound women’s division. Fox is just 2-0 as a pro and 3-0 as an amateur. Some of the UFC’s recent signings include Ronda Rousey (7-0), Miesha Tate (13-3), Julie Kedzie (16-11) and Sara McMann (6-0), fighters with extensive MMA backgrounds and/or Olympic experience.

White wants to see that kind of experience – against quality competition – before he’d even consider signing Fox.

“Here’s the other thing,” White said. “All this other hype about Fallon Fox fighting in the UFC or whatever, understand this first and foremost: Everyone that Fallon Fox has fought has a losing record.

“So before you even think about fighting in the UFC or whatever – he was a man and now he’s a woman – he’s fighting girls who have losing records. Before you get too crazy about him being in the UFC, he’s so freaking far from being in the UFC that it’s not even funny.”

(Pictured: Dana White)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 7 views

UFC president Dana White, coaches Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen were very critical of the production team of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 in 2014, and the UFC decided to change a few things for read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC president Dana White is still confident that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the UFC. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC President Dana White discusses the thrilling featherweight title fight main event between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, as well as whether Aldo will face McGregor in 2015. Minutes after witnessing w read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 1096 views

UFC president Dana White discusses all the action from UFC 179, including Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes, what's next for Conor McGregor, Georges St-Pierre, and more. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

When UFC President Dana White posted his latest Instagram selfie with Conor McGregor early Monday, at least he had the presence of mind to caption it, "Ready ... Set ... HATE!!!!" Apparently, White i read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC president Dana White officially announced Grace Tourinho as the managing director for UFC in Brazil on November 2013, and her tenure will end one year later. Tourinho, who first started working f read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

On Thursday, Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White revealed that a civil lawsuit against Anthony Johnson has been dismissed, thus allowing the light heavyweight to resume fighting immed read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC President Dana White offered his thoughts on the declining PPV numbers in 2014. The significant decline in pay-per-view revenue is hardly a new discussion in MMA circles. Over the past few years, read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

MEXICO CITY – UFC President Dana White has long discussed his desire to take the world’s largest MMA organization to Mexico. On the eve of that dream becoming a reality, is Mexico as excited to play read news >>

Jump to: