Transgender fighter Fallon Fox faces licensing issues


Fallon Fox is bracing herself for controversy, and as the first on-record transgender female fighter in mixed martial arts, she's going to get plenty of it.

On Monday, the 37-year-old Fox (2-0) revealed exclusively to that she's a transgender fighter -- the first on record, male or female, to compete in mixed martial arts. Fox won her second professional bout with a 39-second knockout (via knee) last Saturday at Championship Fighting Alliance 10 in Coral Gables, Fla.

Fox, who underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006 along with the supplemental hormonal therapy, is scheduled to fight again for the CFA on April 20 in the semifinals of its eight-woman featherweight tournament. However, Fox's license approval is now under investigation with Florida's Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation.

Fox admits she did not disclose her transgender history, and presumably the pertaining medical documents that would have accompanied her Florida application, because she was not asked to.

For her pro debut in May 2012, Fox fought in Idaho for the King of the Cage promotion, which franchises its brand worldwide to multiple, non-affiliated promoters at any given time. Fox said the bout, which she won by first-round stoppage, took place on sovereign land, which is exempt from state oversight.

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6ULDV8 site profile image  

5/17/13 8:24 AM by 6ULDV8

I thought that was real at first.

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5/16/13 9:43 PM by youarewhatiswrong

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5/14/13 4:49 PM by 6ULDV8

Predictions for Fallon Fox vs her next natural born female opponent?   Hint:  The dude wins in brutal fashion.   Isn't that just fantastic?   Progress ladies and gentlemen.  This is progress.   We've come such a long way haven't we?    

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5/13/13 8:41 PM by Jack Carter

"Schizophrenics are worshiped as oracles in some cultures. Native American's had five genders to accommodate those who did not fit cleanly into one or the other."So dumb, primitive cultures once praised those that we lock up in mental institutions?Thank God for social evolution.

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5/13/13 6:23 PM by 6ULDV8

But instead of being charged with fraud, assault and battery, and whatever the hell else he should be charged with, he just started waving the sexually deviant pass.   LGBTQIAOMGWTFBBQ is in the case!  No need to worry about getting arrested for assault!     Hell, our shield can even help you further your career!   Is that fucking awesome or what?  Great stuff!   They're even talking about lowering the age of consent because some adults are just naturally attracted to children and we're infringing on them if the laws are too austere.   Terrific!  We're really making steps forward here!   And please, explain the new and enlightened laws to me when you come sniffing around my daughter and explain that it's perfectly legal now.   That would be fucking awesome too.  Go for it.   Where in the hell did it all go wrong?

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5/13/13 6:16 PM by New Leaf 1.0

Two consenting adults fighting is their business, regardless of the sex of either of them.Where Fallon went wrong was committing fraud, which she did when she didn't tell her opponents that she used to be a dude. As long as she only fights women (or men) that she is honest with, then this should be a nonissue.

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5/13/13 6:07 PM by 6ULDV8

Anyone want to make an SN bet on the dude beating up the natural born woman in this one?   No?     

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5/13/13 3:54 PM by nix1331

my sbove post was directed to you

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5/13/13 3:52 PM by nix1331

obviously humans came up with mental illness....humans come up with lots of things to try and explain common phenomenon we witness throughout the worldare you saying mental illness is not real?since schizophrenia was worshiped should we not do anything to help people with schizophrenia?natives having 5 genders proves nothing other than natives thought there were 5 gendersthis is a sex issue not a gender issue gender, is subjective which is why anyone can believe there are hundreds of genders, sex however is a biological issue and fallons sex is male which is determined before birth by chromosomesking koopa didnt imply mentally ill people are lesser he states a undisputed fact: people with mental illness are looked down upon by many in society if you dont believe go ask a mentally ill person about thier experiences dealing with peoplefor some reason you show that people with mental illness can accomplish great things but really anyone who has heard of idiot savants already knew that....and are you saying there was nothing wrong with these people....cuz from history it has shown many of those people were quite odd so im trying to be objective he when asking; where is the line drawn? many sexual deviants could make a scientific case that their issues are predisposed but we still look down on them and punish them. just because i think a dude having sex with a kid is fucked up does that mean they should be punished even if its a 15 year old consenting kid? i personally have no issue with gender reassignment for non atheletes but its too hard to show one way or another if there is any where is the line drawn? is it drawn once the issue may affect other peoples well being as in the case for sexual deviants? if that is the case wouldnt fallon fall into that because her issue puts other womens health at riskfinally im not trying to b disrespectful and i am asking because i dont know the science or history behind the subject so can someone please state why being gender confused is not a mental illness? and what changed in history that made it acceptable to switch gender?

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5/13/13 3:26 PM by nix1331

lol you get my one vote for today