In today’s politically correct world, we are not allowed to classify anyone as “male” or “female”. Today, that has become a lifestyle choice, rather than something dictated by nature.
So when a large male athlete decides to change his gender to “female” and beat up other women in the mixed martial arts ring, we are supposed to call “her” a trailblazing hero in the world of sports.
This is the story of one such man, Boyd Burton. Born in 1975 in Toledo, Ohio, Burton was a very athletic young man, with a good physique and impressive athletic prowess. He was a Navy man and a father.
But Burton was confused over his own sexuality. In 2005, at the age of 29, Mr. Burton traveled to Bangkok, Thailand, to have a sex change.
Boyd Burton (left) and Fallon Fox (after sex change surgery) (Credit: TMZ)
Once a woman, she changed her name to Fallon Fox, and she decided to pursue competitive mixed martial arts fighting as a woman. As expected, her performance fighting women has become quite impressive. Some of her matches last less than one minute (see video below).
Recently, she has begun to severely injured her female competitors. Some are questioning whether allowing a former man to fight women on a competitive level is fair. In a recent fight against female fighter Tamikka Brents, the transgender Fox gave Brents a concussion and broke her eye socket. Brents told WHOA TV, “I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life. I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not, because I’m not a doctor. I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life, and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right.”
The ring where they fought was covered in Brent’s blood.
Tamikka Brents’ blood covered the ring after fighting transgender fighter Fallon Fox
UFC president Dana White is not a fan. In an interview, White said “bone structure is different, hands are bigger, jaw is bigger, everything is bigger. I don’t believe in it. I don’t think someone who used to be a man and became a woman should be able to fight a woman.”
In a New York Post interview, the wildly popular UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stated she would be willing to fight Fox, but she believes Fox has an unfair advantage. The feisty Rousey added, “She can try hormones, and chop her pecker off, but it’s still the same bone structure a man has. It’s an advantage. I don’t think it’s fair.”
Fallon Fox has now been inducted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame (yes, there is such a thing).
Should a transgender man be allowed to compete with women in sports, or does his genetic makeup give him an unfair advantage? Share your thoughts in the comments section.