Opponent commits to May bout with transgender Fallon Fox

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Fallon Fox may be the most talked about woman in MMA in the past month. Fox, a transgender athlete who was born a female, won her first round bout in the CFA tournament last month before he entire situation was revealed. Since then her story has become national news, and the question of whether or not she be allowed to fight females has been a hot debate.

One person who doesn’t have a problem with her fight is her May opponent:

The case of Fallon Fox – who used to be a man and now identifies as a woman – has brought up legal issues and safety concerns, experts said.

But MMA fighter Allana Jones has decided she will face off against Fox at the University of Miami’s BankUnited Center May 24, promoter Jorge de la Noval of the Championship Fighting Alliance told NBC 6 Monday night.

“A fight is a fight! I’ll knock her out!” the promoter quoted Jones as saying. She had until Tuesday to decide.

Meantime, the debate over should Fox be able to compete as a woman is intensifying. The boxing commission may decide Fox’s status when it meets Friday.

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