While many fighters are well known for their brazen style of trash talk, UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez is not one of them. In fact, he usually chooses to let his fists do the talking in the Octagon rather than speak up before the fight.
However, it appears that there are topics that he does find cause to speak his mind on. Earlier this week, he took a strong stance on the advent of increased drug testing in the UFC, noting that he and teammate Daniel Cormier are two fighters who obviously stay away from steroids.
Now, he’s spoken up at a media function via MMA Fighting to display his views on controversial transgender Fallon Fox, who has found herself without an opponent:
"I don't think she should be able to fight women.”
"Having the same bone structure and everything else as a man, I think definitely does give her an advantage."
"Maybe have a separate division, I guess. I don't know. But I don't think that's fair."
UFC Octagon announcer Joe Rogan has recently came out with similar comments to those of Velasquez, noting that Fox retains the bone structure and density of a man even after undergoing hormone therapy for years.
The whole issue of Fallon Fox and transgender fighters is a touchy subject that’s not been addressed much in MMA. Velasquez, although usually quiet, has seen need to speak up about his views on Fox fighting other women. Many view the situation as unfair for Fox’s opponents.
Do you think it’s fair for Fox to step into the cage with women who were naturally born that way?