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Transgender MMA Fighter

Wants to Fight Chicks

In UFC

3/6/2013 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A female transgender MMA fighter who just kicked an opponent's ass in 39 seconds has set her sights on the UFC.

Fallon Fox was born a man.  In 2006, when she was 30, she had gender reassignment surgery.

Fox is now a MMA fighter for the Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA).  Her record is 2 and 0 after destroying Ericka Newsome Saturday night in 39 seconds with a vicious knee to the head.

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Fox says she now wants to fight "at the highest level" -- which in the MMA world is only one place -- the UFC.

Fox insists she is a woman in every respect and just happens to fall into the category of postoperative transsexual.  She compares herself to any other category of women, including blacks, lesbians and the disabled.

Fox says she has no advantage over naturally born women.

The owner of CFA, Jorge De La Noval, tells TMZ, "CFA is an organization which does not discriminate against any fighter ... as long as they are professionally licensed."

As for fighting in the UFC, Dana White tells us to fight in the UFC ... Fox would have to get the green light from the state athletic commission.  But he also says Fox hasn't proved herself yet ... the 2 women she's beat have never won a fight. 

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ana says, "She's gotta win some real fights to even talk about the UFC."  And Dana warns, "It's not like transgenders who play golf or baseball.  UFC is a contact sport."

So we gotta ask ...

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sarge jackson    

Okay I somewhat agree that he should not be allowed to fight women....... because he is still a man. Lets agree then not to kid ourselves and call people like Chaz Bono a man..... libtards have created this problem and I hope this guy destroys the womens division of the ufc!!

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Cyd Zeigler    

Some key things. First, we can all argue over the “science” and “fairness” of it all we want. But you know who’s done the research? Who’s done scientific studies and examined the “fairness” in-depth? The International Olympic Committee. The LPGA. The Women’s Tennis Association. The New York Supreme Court. And they’ve all come to the same conclusion: Trans women do NOT have an unfair advantage physically over other women. So you can keep blabbering on about fairness, but your arguments hold no water because they’re only backed up by ignorance.

Second, is it “fair” that Michael Jordan was born to be taller, stronger and quicker than I was? Is it “fair” that Usain Bolt as born with gifts I was not? How far do we take “fair”? Should there be different divisions of sports based on height? Weight? Intelligence? No, of course not. So even IF Fallon has an “unfair advantage” over someone else (which she doesn’t), so what! That’s what makes sports! Some people are born with gifts that others aren’t. Fallon has a gift for MMA fighting, so good for her.

And finally, what business is it of yours anyway? Fallon is in a sport in which her opponents can choose to fight her or not. If they choose to fight, they know what they’re getting into. They’ve seen the tape. They know. If they choose not to, so be it. It doesn’t matter if you think it’s “fair” or not. Science is on her side. The law is on her side. And worldwide sports organizations are on her side. So your opinion isn’t just uneducated and, yes, “unfair,” it’s also drastically irrelevant.

493 days ago
93.

campy    

I don't care how fem you feel, if you can't pass a chromosome check saying you're a woman, better man up.

493 days ago
94.

Hazumu    

Here's how the International Olympic Committee is currently handling the transgender issue:

"In June 2012, in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the IOC released IOC Regulations on Female Hyperandrogenism, which addressed cases of female hyperandrogenism. The regulation includes the statement, "Nothing in these Regulations is intended to make any determination of sex. Instead, these Regulations are designed to identify cir***stances in which a particular athlete will not be eligible (by reason of hormonal characteristics) to participate in 2012 OG Competitions in the female category. In the event that the athlete has been declared ineligible to compete in the female category, the athlete may be eligible to compete as a male athlete, if the athlete qualifies for the male event of the sport."[12] This policy has been criticized on the grounds that testosterone level is not predictor of athleticism and that the policy does not protect individuals' right to gender self-identification.[13]"

493 days ago
95.

Hazumu    

I collect stupid, ignorant, hateful comments against transwomen. This articles' comments are an embarassment of riches!

493 days ago
96.

trini_angel    

So u were born a man...had gender reassignment surgery to be a woman...enter a sport where even real women look muscular like a man :/...and want to be afforded the opportunity to fight women :/ Seriously? Its like a man fighting a woman in the ring. He's/She's obviously gonna have an advantage

493 days ago
97.

helloitsme    

Of course HE wants to fight women!

493 days ago
98.

trini_angel    

Wondering now if he just had the surgery to get away with fighting women and having the obvious advantage

493 days ago
99.

Toilethead    

Only if they have a freak of nature division.

493 days ago
100.

dyls_E    

I'm really not sure, for me it depends on whether she has some kind of strength advantage from formally being a man. And I'm no doctor so I don't know the answer to that. I still think she would lose to the current girls anyways regardless tho

493 days ago
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Bagheera    

You do realize that Mixed Martial Arts is not the same as Tennis, right? What the IOC ruled for transgendered individual in tennis is probably not the same for physical contact sports. Would you mind citing the IOC's rulings for things like Judo, Karate, Wrestling, and Hockey? They do have rulings, right?

493 days ago
102.

Peace-    

I don.tcare if he screamed like a b!tch when they cut his d*ck off he is still a dude. So let him fight men & see how short his MMA career is. You same a$sholes supporting this still talk sh!t about Chris Brown. Smf'kers

493 days ago
103.

Netty    

I understand all people are entitled to equality but this isn't fair And if you think it is, how would you feel if this fighter were up against your Daughter, sister, mom, niece, aunt, etc. Would u feel its fair? I understand everything this person did and how the person feels but the fact remains you were born male. Men and women's bodies develop differently throughout life. Fairness has to go both ways. It wouldn't be fair to the women in UFC to allow someone who was born and developed as a man to fight against them. I'm all for equal rights but I aalso believe in fairness.

493 days ago
104.

Carl    

I'm all for transgender rights, but no matter how the person feels mentally, their body is the gender they were born as. If a TG woman who becomes a man wants to fight as a man that is fine because there is no advantage (more like a disadvantage), but a man that became a woman is still a man physically.

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Hazumu    

For all those claiming that trans-women have a male advantage over natural-born women, please post a link to a scientific do***ent that supports your assertion.

The International Olympic Committee has adopted the position that scientific testing will be used to determine if there is truly an unfair advantage. If testing concludes that a transwoman has lost all natural male advantage, she can compete as a woman:

"In June 2012, in advance of the 2012 Summer Olympics, the IOC released IOC Regulations on Female Hyperandrogenism, which addressed cases of female hyperandrogenism. The regulation includes the statement, "Nothing in these Regulations is intended to make any determination of sex. Instead, these Regulations are designed to identify cir***stances in which a particular athlete will not be eligible (by reason of hormonal characteristics) to participate in 2012 OG Competitions in the female category. In the event that the athlete has been declared ineligible to compete in the female category, the athlete may be eligible to compete as a male athlete, if the athlete qualifies for the male event of the sport."[12] This policy has been criticized on the grounds that testosterone level is not predictor of athleticism and that the policy does not protect individuals' right to gender self-identification.[13]"

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