Fallon Fox is going to use the controversial reaction she received when revealed as the first transgender MMA fighter to her advantage.
“I’m the first transsexual fighter in MMA,” said Fox to USA TODAY Sports. “It’s always going to be part of the narrative, but I’ll deal with it. I’ll try my best to use it to my advantage.”
For the first time since the story broke in March, Fox returns for Championship Fighting Alliance (CFA) as they resume their tournament to crown an inaugural female champion. She takes on Allanna Jones in the semifinals, who declined the fight before changing her mind.
Fox defeated Ericka Newsome in the quarterfinals with a 39 second knockout. Jones took a split-decision over Kelsey De Santis.
They are set for CFA 11 from the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, FL. AXS TV will air the main card this Friday, May 24.