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Reigning UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey said she would reluctantly accept a bout against transgendered fighter Fallon Fox, although Rousey told The New York Post such a fight wouldn't be "fair."
"She can try hormones, chop her pecker off, but it's still the same bone structure a man has," Rousey told the newspaper. "It's an advantage. I don't think it's fair."
Fox, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006, has been discussed among MMA circles since she admitted in March she was born a man. The revelation put her fighting license in jeopardy -- although she has since been cleared to fight -- and raised the question whether Fox should be allowed to fight women.
Fox is 2-0 and has another fight scheduled next month in a lower MMA league.
The discourse took an ugly turn earlier this week when UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione called Fox "a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak" among other things in an inte...
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UFC president Dana White was less than thrilled with the comments Matt Mitrione made Monday on “The MMA Hour” regarding Fallon Fox (pictured). The controversial transgender fighter has finally responded to the UFC heavyweight, and to the surprise of nobody, the male-turned-female scrapper didn’t appreciate Mitrione’s insensitive insults, either. “Matt Mitrione went well...
With the recent fiasco UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione brought upon the UFC with his transphobic comments, the organization has decided to release a new ‘fighter conduct policy’ in hopes that these situations will no longer occur in the future. The code of conduct is expected to educate fighters to adhere to the standards set by the organization.
The Code of Conduct is available...
While public opinion continues to sway on other gay rights issues, transgender individuals are still often misunderstood or discriminated against. That being said, as UFC’s only transgender individual, it figures that Fallon Fox‘s presence would invite some controversy.
On Monday, UFC fighter Matt Mitrione called Fox, who was born a man, a “disgusting freak” on The MMA Show...
In January, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced they had created a clear set of athlete guidelines, or Conduct Policy, to memorialize the values held by the planet’s premier mixed martial arts organization.
Former UFC welterweight champ and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was given the formal moniker of UFC VP of athlete development and government relations to help spearhead...