Female transgender fighter Fallon Fox remained one of MMA’s hot-button topics on Saturday, garnering more national attention after earlier this week revealing her transgender status to SI.com.
Fox on Saturday appeared on CNN to explain some of the aftermath of the controversy surrounding her. Of note, as MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported earlier this week, her fight license is under investigation by the Florida State Boxing Commission.
Fox a week ago scored a 39-second knockout in a fight in Coral Cables, Fla. As an amateur and a professional, Fox holds a 5-0 record, with all five wins coming in the first round.
Fox’s next bout was scheduled for April 20 as part of the semifinals in an eight-woman tournament at 145 pounds, is on hold – her promoter, Championship Fighting Alliance, has canceled the event in a show of support.
Fox told CNN that her participation in women’s MMA, despite being born a man, is “completely fair.”
“The medical community stands behind me in that in there’s no unfair competitive advantage, like my competition have said,” Fox said. “I started training in 2008, which is about two years after my gender reassignment surgery. My first MMA match was about a year and a half ago.”
Fox believes part of the cross she currently is bearing is to help provide some education for those who have questioned if she should be able to participate in the sport.
“I think that some people have a tendency not to pay attention to science in general, which is the way we find out about the world around us,” she said. “But I think for the most part, the reaction has been positive. Some of society just doesn’t get it yet, and what we’re trying to do right now is educate the world and let them know about transgender athletes.”view original article >>
“The Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor attracted some of the biggest names from the entertainment and sporting world.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News, UFC read news >>
It was the spectacle we expected. We’ll talk about it for a day or two. And then, as sports fans, we’ll be on to the next hot-button topic.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Boxer Andre Berto has made a plea to UFC president Dana White to get in touch with him about a potential crossover to MMA. Berto, who fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2015, made it clear to TMZ he feel read news >>
Conor McGregor will reportedly overtake Cristiano Ronaldo in Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid athletes following his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. According to the MailOnline's Will Griffee read news >>
A picture is worth a thousand words, and that could apply to an image of Conor McGregor’s new baby snapped at ringside Saturday night.Filed under: Blue Corner, Featured Videos, UFC read news >>
UFC® and Kitman Labs® today announced a multi-year partnership to deliver an innovative sports science and medicine program to all athletes competing under the UFC banner as they visit the UFC Perfor read news >>
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands – The featured athletes from UFC-Rotterdam came together today for media interviews and pre-fight staredowns, and while the headliners were cordial, that wasn’t true for everyo read news >>
Luke Rockhold appeared a bit hesitant in his first appearance in more than 15 months but shook off the rust to finish David Branch.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
After picking up the biggest win of his career, Anthony Smith is looking to repeat the feat, and he’s taking suitors in two divisions.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>
UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed he would be happy to fight Jon Jones for a third time. Jones was stripped of the title he won against Cormier at UFC 214 after the bout was rule read news >>