'Let's Talk About Fallon Fox.
He should not be allowed to fight women. It's not about being transphobic. It's not about his rights to be considered a woman. When it comes down to it, he has the male strength and mass advantage. It's bullshit.
Also he lied tons and tons to a bunch of different people/orgs. That in of itself is some bullshit.
I'm with Sirc on this one.
It's willful deception at best and outright sandbagging at worst.
Either way, it's not very sporting...
It's a step in the right direction though for my dream to see mutant freaks fight each other though.
Whether or not we think that she should be fighting in WMMA, lets respect her gender identity.
Since it first came up, I have read a lot of back and forth on this particular case. A major concern is whether or not many years (6+) of hormone replacement therapy does (or does not) effect her bone structure and muscle mass, etc. Let me dig up the articles and re-post them here.
The main consensus I see from the 'experts' or medical community is that she is female (or female enough?) to fight 'natural' females (note that one of these docs is a male to female transgender herself...yes, I will provide the article). They are using the Olympic commission precedent as a platform for this decision and I believe (I will find the original doc) that the commission has already approved her license but I could be mistaken.
I am all for transgender rights and acceptance but me personally, I would not fight her in a MMA match and I would be fairly butthurt if I came upon her in a grappling tournament (even though I have grappled plenty of 'man-women' in comp before).
Let me find the docs I've been referring too. Most have been supplied by Womens MMA Discussion on FB.
Lastly, I don't think Mitrione comments were transphobic. But thats my opinion.
What if he/she fights and looses to a woman then is it ok?
My take is if the opponent knows and is OK with it hen it's ok....
full disclosure I think is a large factor in this.
and its not he/she, its fucking she
Long-term career thinking, then: throw her/his/hes/hir first fight.
Originally Posted by Goju - Joe
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