Fallon Fox Speaks Out: Transgender Fighters Should Not Have to Disclose Medical History | MMA NEWS

March 18, 2013 8:05 am by Christopher Murphy

In an interview on “Inside MMA” on AXS TV, Fallon Fox expressed Friday her views that transgender fighters should not have to disclose their medical history to their opponents.


Fox (2-0) has been the focus of a highly publicized controversy during the last few weeks because of her medical past.  In the interview, however, she states, “I don’t believe that a transgender fighter should have to disclose her personal medical history to other female fighters before they fight.  It’s simply for the reason the medical community and the scientific community have come to the consensus that post-operative transsexual fighters who have been on hormone-replacement therapy and testosterone suppression, when they’re going from male to female, haven’t been found to have any physiological advantages over other women.”


The Florida State Boxing Commission and the California State Athletic Commission are both reviewing her applications for licensure.  Fox’s application to CSAC had not yet been approved, but she submitted a receipt of payment to the Florida State Boxing Commission in her application for a license.  Fox told MMAJunkie.com that she did not knowingly deceive the FSBC, but that she had believed her license in California to have been approved.


Her next fight was slated for an April 20th semifinal match in the Championship Fighting Alliance women’s tournament, but this fight has been cancelled and postponed in a show of support for Fox.  She will continue in the tournament if her license(s) is cleared.


“I do believe it may deter some fighters from fighting me in the future.  Some fighters have already said that they would not want to fight me.  I think that’s because they’re scared, number one, because I’m pretty good, or they might have a bias or they might be a hate-filled person who doesn’t want to touch me or whatever, but I don’t want to fight those people anyways because they’re scared, and what kind of fight would that be?  I want to fight someone who’s going to come at me aggressively, who wants to fight me.”

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