THE GUERRILLA ANGEL REPORT — Wary of a supposed “lack of research” on trans female athletes, at least one fighter would not enter a bout with trans woman Fallon Fox over a concern of getting hurt by her.
UFC fighter Miesha Tate: “I understand she wants to be viewed as a female. I get it. That’s fine, but it’s not fine if you may have a physical advantage and may be able to really hurt someone. It has to be disclosed. It should be an opponent’s choice whether they want to fight her or not.”
Fox is saying science shows that trans women on hormones do not have an advantage over cis women. She also reportedly said fighters that don’t want to fight her may be scared or have an issue with LGBT people — “hate filled” is the term Fox used during an interview on ASX-TV.
On the other hand, other fighters are willing to take on Fox. High ranking UFC fighter Liz Carmouche: “. . . if she makes it to the UFC, and fights in the 135lbs female bantamweight division, I’d be happy to fight her. . .”
Officials from the UFC are evading questions with vague and indirect answers.
We’ve a ways to go before all this get settled. Stay tuned.
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