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Fallon Fox, Transgender Fighter, Remains Hopeful For UFC Run


Fallon Fox, who has made headlines as a transgender fighter competing against females, is still hopeful for her shot at competing inside the Octagon.

On Twitter Wednesday, Fox and Campbell McLaren, the co-creator of the UFC, engaged in a lengthy back-and-forth discussing her marketability and fighting future.

McLaren reached out through the social media site after he was asked about using Fox when he led the UFC. He admitted that the idea of women competing in the “original UFC” would have been tough, but added that he now loves “Invicta, Shannon Knapp (Ronda Rousey) and Miesha (Tate).”

Fox has fought professional since 2012, going 5-1 with three knockouts to her credit. She finished Tamikka Brents in September and is on a two-fight win streak since a 2013 loss to Ashlee Evans-Smith.

She was featured on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” to discuss being a transgender.