Cain Velasquez: I don’t think it’s fair for Fallon Fox to fight...

Cain Velasquez: I don’t think it’s fair for Fallon Fox to fight women


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?

A huge fan of the sport since 1995, I love writing all aspects of the fight game. As Chief Editor of LowKick MMA, I strive to stay on the cutting edge of all things MMA related.
  • dropkickmurphy

    Let her fight Cyborg..Winner gets to keep their *****.

    • Mike Drahota

      Upping the stakes eh?

    • gelert456

      lowkick is no fun with all this censorship.

      • Mike Drahota

        Sorry about that. You can thank the endless racist, profanity laced tirades of one man for that.

        • gelert456

          One man, lol, there's at least a dozen lowkick users who fit into that category but at the end of the day it's the internet, people expect keyboard warriors and their ridiculous, over the top insults. (That is partially the fun.)

          • Rory Kernaghan

            I probably shouldn't have, but I laughed my but off when Joe Rogan said: "Female monkeys have smaller bodies, designed to be held down by male monkeys" who the heck taught Joe Rogan *** ed??

          • Kevin

            Steven Segal taught Joe Rogan

    • Kevin

      yup, that woman has a pen1s forsure

      • D

        I heard she's having i removed so that she can make 135 to fight Rousey.

  • Brian Cox

    "Maybe have a separate division,"

    Really? How many transgender fighters are out there, man?

    Too funny.

  • enjoylife321

    If a female fighter voluntarily chooses to fight Fallon Fox, then there should be no problem as the fight is consensual and both fighters come in at the same weight. However, if an organization signs Fallon Fox and she wants a title fight then the title holder at the time should not be forced to fight her because Fallon Fox is a man. Just because Fallon Fox had an accident at the butchers does not remove the fact she is a man. As joe rogan stated, her bone density, joints and everything else is bigger and stronger.

    • Brian Cox

      @ Enjoy

      Bone density and joints aside, I'd think that she'd have another advantage, too and that would be mental attitude. FF spent the majority of life as a man and thinking as a man. Part of that thinking is aggression and dare I even say, a warrior mentality, as honed over eons of men butchering one another on battlefields all over the world. It's just in our blood to fight. Crap, many even enjoy it.

      Women, on the other hand, are new to this or at least for the most part. Where most men have been fighting since they were children, most women, probably didn't get that in them until they actually joined a Dojo. Where men usually join clubs to become better fighters, women generally join clubs to learn "how to" fight.

      I just think men and women have (innately) different mind sets and to me, that's one advantage that this transgender fighter, would enjoy…Enjoy. :-)

      On another note, your point about a female fighter "electing" to take a fight with Fox and that they should be allowed to do so, is a very good point. If a woman would want to fighter Fox, why should they be prevented?

      • enjoylife321

        @truth…..There is a famous Muay thai fighter from Thailand (Parinya Charoenphol – Nong Toom) that started taking female hormones while competing with men. They made a movie about 'her' titled Beautiful Boxer. The big difference with nong Toom is that he/she only competed with men and never tried to fight women.

  • highkick12

    Never heard of this girl… guy…?
    But if youre born a man you shouldnt be able to get paid to beat up woman.

  • Cookie77

    Honestly I had to re-read that… I though Cain was on Jimmy Fallon on Fox talking about Transgender fighters…

  • Entity

    5 Minute recovery, it got kicked in the….oh wait, nevermind FIGHT ON lets go!