Transgender MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Wins Again, Audience Boos

Aric Mitchell - Author

Nov. 11 2013, Updated 11:09 a.m. ET

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox has scored another victory, this time against Allanna Jones in a third round submission at Championship Fighting Alliance 11.

The CFA event was held at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida, on May 24. Jones drew ire from sites like OutSports for coming out to the Aerosmith song “Dude Looks Like a Lady.” Undaunted by that and a chorus of boos, Fox controlled the pace of the action for two rounds before trapping Jones’ neck under shin in a north-south choke, forcing the submission at the 3:36 mark of round three.

With the victory, Fallon Fox moved to 3-0 in her MMA career and also earned a spot in the finals of CFA’s featherweight tournament. Her opponent will be Ashlee Evans-Smith, another unbeaten fighter.

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(Note: both women are very early in their careers — four fights combined — so “unbeaten” doesn’t carry quite the same weight that it does for fighters like Cat Zingano and Ronda Rousey.)

Fallon Fox has hardly received the warmest of receptions from the MMA community. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has gone on record stating he didn’t think Fox should be allowed to compete against women. Miesha Tate also indicated that she wouldn’t fight Fox until she knew bone density would not give the transgender MMA fighter an unfair advantage.

(Velasquez was also concerned about bone density.)

However, the most scathing comments directed at Fallon Fox came from UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione, who described her as “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.”

“And I mean that,” Mitrione added. “Because you lied on your license to beat up women. That’s disgusting. You should be embarrassed yourself. And the fact that Florida licensed him or whoever the hell did it, it’s an embarrassment to us as fighters, as a sport, and we all should protest that.”

Mitrione was suspended indefinitely for his remarks. Here’s Fox in action:

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