CageJunkies Exclusive: CFA on transgendered Fallon Fox – ‘We stand behind the fighter.’
Although this past weekend Fallon Fox defeated Ericka Newsome by KO in the first round at CFA 10, it is definitely not the biggest splash that she has made in the last week. On Monday Fallon went on record with SI.com and revealed that she is MMA’s first admitted transgender fighter. Fox, whose win moved her forward in Championship Fighting Alliance’s inaugural women’s MMA tournament, underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006 along with the supplemental hormonal therapy.
When reached for comment about Fox’s revelation CFA’s CEO Jorge De La Noval made his promotion’s position on the situation clear. “CFA will stand behind their fighter,” De La Noval said. As one of Florida’s largest promotions, De La Noval explained that as long as Fox has legitimate paperwork and a valid license issued through Florida’s State Boxing Commission, that she would be allowed to continue the tournament.
To that end, and as revealed in SI’s original report, Fox’s license approval is now under investigation with Florida’s Dept. of Business and Professional Regulation. “Our department is currently investigating allegations pertaining to the information provided on [Fox's] application,” wrote Sandi Copes Poreda, Director of Communications for the DBPR, which oversees the Florida State Boxing Commission.
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