CNN: Born a man, Fallon Fox became a woman through surgery and then trained to fight in mixed martial arts. Now that she has won her first two MMA bouts — both in the first round — she has gone public as a transgender fighter, the first on record in a popular sport that some consider as the successor to boxing.
When asked if it’s fair for a man-turned-woman fighter to face another woman in the ring, Fox said Saturday there were “no unfair competitive advantages.” What was unfair, her last opponent and her manager say, is how Fox didn’t disclose until after the fight that Fox had a sex change operation.
Look I’m pretty sympathetic to transgender people. But this is taking it a step too far. You’re a man playing a woman’s game. Yes, I know that you might legally be a woman, but you’re genetically a man. You’re predisposed to a stronger frame and more muscle mass. It’s an unfair advantage. I don’t really see this female MMA fighting stuff lasting too long. Female boxing was never popular, and female wrestling is only somewhat popular because they’re sexy blondes with fat asses and tig oles. Knowing that some of the MMA chicks are transgender is a HUGE turnoff. Unless we see a woman fight a man, the female MMA stuff will die down pretty soon.