After six years, Fallon Fox has been ousted as a transgender fighter and has raised questions about her position in the female division.
“For years I’ve known at some point it’s very likely the shoe would drop,” said Fox to Outsports. “Maybe someone would guess that I’m trans. Maybe they would know me from my life before I transitioned. I’ve been waiting for that phone call to happen. And Saturday night, it happened.”
Fox argues that after 10 years of hormone therapy and six years of gender-reassignment surgery, she has no advantage over other females.
“I’m technically, legally, physically and mentally female,” said Fox. “Everything about me is female.”
In her amateur appearance, Fox took a first round submission. Since turning pro last year she has earned a pair of wins. Fox recently advanced in an eight women’s tournament to crown their first 145 pound champion out of Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA) 10 this past weekend. She knocked out Ericka Newsome in 39 seconds.
CFA CEO Jorge De La Nova fully supports Fox.
“We stand 120,000 percent behind Fallon,” said Nova. “She’s a female. She’s a very sweet girl. There’s a lot of money on the line for her, and she’s performed very well. We’re going to give her a couple of weeks to see how this thing turns out.”