Champioship Fighting Alliance (CFA) owner Jorge De La Noval found out Monday morning that his recent fighter is transgender. Noval stood by Fallon Fox, who took a quick win to advance in a tournament to crown their inaugural 145 pound champion.
“We don’t hand out licenses” said Noval. “That’s a government body that does that, they give out licenses. She’s licensed as a female, on her driver’s license she’s a female, the government recognizes her as a female, so we recognize her as a female. As long as she has a license, we’re going to stand behind her.”
Fox will remain in the tournament. Allanna Jones, Peggy Morgan and Ashlee Evans-Smith made it to the semifinals as well, all by decision at CFA 10 last week. The winner also takes $20,000.
There has been no decision by Fox if she will remove herself from the tournament.