Transgender fighter Fallon Fox is often involved in heated debates by pretty much anyone who knows of her existence. A male to female sex change recipient, Fox started her pro MMA career with three straight finishes, two by KO and one by submission.
Truly a first for the MMA world, it was widely discussed whether or not it was fair to have a TG fighter in a woman’s league. Many people argued that superior strength, or muscle size would give her a natural advantage over her opponents.
UFC Heavyweight Matt Mitrione famously called Fox a sociopathic freak, and was soon after suspended by his employers over the tirade. Joe Rogan gave his ‘scientific’ opinion on Fox fighting in MMA, and just about anyone from any field of sport has given their two cents ever since.
Fox looked to continue her unbeaten streak at last night’s CFA 12 event, squaring off against unknown female fighter Ashlee Evans Smith. Things didn’t go as planned for Fox, as she was dominated throughout the fight and finished late on in the third round.
Smith had been landing with solid ground and pound all night, and capitalized from the mount position with a flurry of punches that caused the ref to step in.
What does this loss mean for Fallon Fox? Who knows, it might prove everyone wrong, and give her the opportunity to fight as an equal. Probably not, although I think it should. Then again I have seen plenty of female fighters kicking dude’s asses in my time.
Check out the highlights of the event, courtesy of AXS Fights, and stay tuned to Lowkick!