Transgender MMA Fighter Wants to Beat Up Female Opponents …And You’re Transphobic If You Think She Shouldn’t

Transgender MMA Fighter Wants to Beat Up Female Opponents …And You’re Transphobic If You Think She Shouldn’t

Transgender issues have been a hot button topic in recent weeks. It continues to get more complex as you enter the world of sports, especially in sports where the sexes don’t share the same field, rink, or court. Fallon Fox, formerly known as Boyd Burton, is a transgender MMA fighter who, though male by DNA, fights against the women of MMA.

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Until age 30, Fallon Fox was known as Boyd Burton. Born male, Burton lived his life as such, though believing for a period he was gay. He was even married to a female at one point, and has a child. After serving in the Navy, Burton tried going to college but dropped out, and began driving trucks to earn money for gender reassignment surgery, which he had done in Bangkok, Thailand.

Now as Fallon Fox, “she” made her pro MMA debut in 2012, and made quick work of her first 2 opponents, who are natural females. After that, she came out and started to make headlines. Despite the natural body mass and muscular advantages, all of her opponents have been real females, and one of them, Ashlee Evans-Smith, actually managed to beat her.

As time has gone on, Fox has drawn attention from many big names in the MMA, and even a few words from Hulk Hogan. Many of the MMA fighters and personalities say that Fox should not be allowed to fight natural females. Those include Ronda Rousey, Meisha Tate, Joe Rogan, and Bec Hyatt. On the opposite side, Chris Cyborg.

It is an interesting discussion, and MMA will certainly have to specify eligibility requirements in its rules. It would be unfair for one who is biologically a man to be allowed to fight females. Regardless of how this turns out, the name calling on both sides of the debate doesn’t lead to a resolution.

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