Florida AC rules in favor of Fallon Fox, no evidence of fraud

by Steve Marocco |
 

Should an athlete who was born a man, but then became a female be allowed to compete in professional MMA against other females? The question is hotly debated but in the case of Fallon Fox, the regulatory body that matters the most has made their decision:

A Florida regulatory agency that oversees the state's athletic commission has found insufficient evidence to prove transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox committed fraud prior to her most recent bout.

An investigation into Fox's fight license is now closed, according to a ruling today by the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

The decision clears the way for Fox (2-0) to compete at CFA 11, which hosts the semifinals of a women's featherweight tournament on May 24 at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. The event is expected to air live on AXS TV.

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Jweinberg site profile image  

4/7/13 1:28 PM by Jweinberg

ha

88samurai88 site profile image  

4/6/13 11:14 AM by 88samurai88

No its a trannyvesty

stonepony site profile image  

4/4/13 9:32 PM by stonepony

Shoot a kid for punching you?What an interesting way to try and defend a burglar gang-banger piece of shit who attacked the wrong person.He was smashing Zimmerman's head on the concrete. They took photos of it. It was justified, which is why the police let him go.Good riddance.

MTH site profile image  

4/4/13 8:56 PM by MTH

Exactly. This isn't a question of prejudice. It's a question of safety and fair play. The burden is on the applicant to establish that they are fit for competition. Other than doctors who have a vested interest in the gender reassignment field, every doctor I have seen comment on the topic has opined either that the research is inconclusive or that Fox in fact still possesses clear advantages. So unless I'm missing something, I don't see how Fox can carry the burden of establishing fitness for combat competition against natural born females. This seems to be a startling easy conclusion to reach, and yet here we are.

ShawnTheBadger site profile image  

4/4/13 6:51 PM by ShawnTheBadger

Voted up for rational discussion.  Agreed. And in for science.  What is needed is a reasonable concensus of Dr's with appropriate research saying it is safe for all the competitors and for all intents and purposes, an even playing field. Until we have that concensus, then it seems both unwise and unsafe to allow Fallon to fight born females.

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

4/4/13 6:17 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

I don't care if a grown man wants a sex change,but I don't think he/she should fight woman.That doesn't make me a hateful person.

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

4/4/13 6:13 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

F fox said people that don't think he/she should fight woman are either afraid of fighting him/her or they are full of hate.If you don't agree 100% with her/his stance then you must be a hateful person.Does that go both ways?Is he/her full of hate for not agreeing with the majority of people that don't think a man whom had a sex change should fight woman?Do you think he/she should fight woman?

Jweinberg site profile image  

4/4/13 4:37 PM by Jweinberg

No skills-

Jacinto site profile image  

4/4/13 2:44 PM by Jacinto

I watched his two fights and the guy sucks no real skill. He just manhandled his opponents though like someone fighting their kid brother. He slammed one like she was nothing and knocked another one dead with one knee. He had a definite unfair advantage over them imo.



 

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