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


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

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 >>

Related News

  • 22 days ago
  • 2343 views

UFC President Dana White has often proclaimed that he's a big Chael Sonnen fan, but after failing two recent drug tests for four separate banned substances, he decided enough was enough. "The American Gangster," one of MMA's most polarizing figures, was fired from his job as a UFC/FOX Sports analyst on Monday after failing a random drug test for EPO and human growth hormone (HGH), per UFC.com. White decided to further explain the decision during an appearance on FOX Sports 1 last night, transcri more

  • 29 days ago
  • 60 views

2005 was a simpler time. A time when Willa Ford wrangled smelly Canadians, 200-pound lightweights and future UFC champions competing in convoluted challenges all in the hope of securing a three-year, six figure contract with the UFC. With Chris Leben's infamous spritz, so began our love affair with season upon season of shirtless, 'Let me bang, bro,' bros. It wasn't all bad. Season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter helped propel the desperate promotion into the American consciousness, undeniably growing more

  • 29 days ago
  • 30 views

Dana White could soon honor the show that started it all by inducting every member of The Ultimate Fighter Season 1 cast into the UFC Hall of Fame. Yes, that would even include 0-1 Canadian fighter Jason Thacker. “I’ve thought about the whole cast should be [in the hall of fame],” White recently told Fox Sports. “Even the Canadian Jason Thacker—without the group of people that we had and the way the synergy worked and the way things went down, that season really launched everything.” A decade ha more

  • 28 days ago
  • 2437 views

Photo of the Day honors goes to this instagram shot of Dana White submitting Kazushi Sakuraba. Dana White is currently on the tail end of his Asian trip where he made huge announcements for the Hong Kong and Japanese media. The UFC president is very active in social media, and he did show some of the more interesting moments he had in the region. He had stuff like visiting the Bruce Lee statue, or comparing Roy Nelson to Sumo Wrestlers, and this one, where he goofs around with a certain Japanese more

  • 23 days ago
  • 97 views

In the latest edition of Dana White's pre-event UFC video blogs, we take a backstage look as White, Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt embark on a media tour to New York and across Asia in advance of UFC 175 , which takes place on July 5, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. more

  • 23 days ago
  • 171 views

Fight week, blog week! Dana White's video blog series is back for UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida," which takes place this weekend (Sat., July 5, 2014) at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Follow White, who is joined by Mike Tyson (what a DICK!) during a New York media appearance, before he departs for an all-Asia tour (Hong Kong, China, Japan) to handle some very important business (more details here and here). Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le, Stun Gun Kim (he's not thrilled) and much more

  • 23 days ago
  • 141 views

In UFC president Dana White's latest video blog, we go behind the scenes of his appearance with Mike Tyson on the Jim Norton Show, and then it's off to Asia for a promotional tour. more

  • 23 days ago
  • 68 views

In his first video blog for Saturday’s UFC 175 event, UFC President Dana White takes us on the road with Mike Tyson and to Asia for PR duties.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos more

  • 23 days ago
  • 54 views

Pat Miletich is the latest inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news, which has been rumored for the past several days, to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. The 48-year old Miletich had an almost incalculable influence on the sport of mixed martial arts, first as one of the sport's great fighters and then as the head of one of the first true elite MMA gyms. The pride of Bettendorf, Iowa was the first holder of what is now known as the UFC welterweight title, current more