Fallon Fox wins first MMA match after coming out transgender

Mon. May 27, 2013 7:53 AM by OnTopMag.com

Coral Gables, FL - Fallon Fox on Friday won her first Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bout since coming out transgender in March.

According to gay sports blog Outsports, Fox, 37, took down her opponent, Allanna Jones, in the third round of her Championship Fighting Alliance 11 fight.

Some boos were heard from the audience as Fox made her entrance inside the Bank United Center in Coral Gables, Florida to Aerosmith's Dude Looks Like a Lady.

Speaking to CBS Miami several days before the fight, Fox said that she was just part of the evolution of sports.

"Just like blacks in sports, women in sports, gay people in sports, now it's transsexuals in sports," she said.

"This shouldn't be controversial," she said, alluding to claims by some people that she should be banned from fighting other women. "But it is controversial because there aren't that many people like me."

While most reaction Fox has received to her coming out has been positive, some of it has been negative.

"I've received a lot more positive than negative. The negative responses have been ... there have been a lot of haters out there talking, just spitting a lot of hatred.I've gotten a few death threats. Some people saying that they want to beat me up. And good luck to those people," she recently said in a CBC Radio interview.

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