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Saturday, March 9th, 2013
Fallon Fox has taken the mixed martial arts world by storm as of late and added some huge questions to regulatory bodies and promotional big wigs alike.
Questions remain on how the situation will be handled, not just in the United States, but the entire world. Smaller promotions lack the ability to do proper testing in situations like this and it has likely happened under the radar before.
How should the situation be handled? Very carefully, is our opinion. Doctors have chimed in stating that chemically, Fallon Fox is a woman and that her physical make-up is equal to that of a woman, thus she should be able to compete with women.
TMZ got a hold of Fallon Fox’s pre-operation photograph recently showing that before Fox became “Fallon”, and went as far as contacting a past girlfriend who said that Boyd was a “manly man” and had no indication he was uncomfortable with his male self.
The situation needs to be handled very delicately. This could set a dangerous precedent in the sport and cause for some quite unnecessary backlash in the future. The Olympic games of the 1980′s had a huge problem with this and finally got it all worked out. Some athletes that competed in the games were actually y-chromosome positive but were able to compete within the female class.
The promotions that lack regulatory bodies are the promotions that need to be careful. Severe injury could result if proper testing is not done on these fighters, and as we know, the United States is pretty much the only country that has real testosterone level testing. Asia has nothing, Japan has nothing, and other countries are spotty at best. Fighter beware.