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Fallon Fox was born a man. He underwent male to female sexual reassignment surgery in 2006, and now is a mixed martial artist fighting against women. Fox is scheduled to compete in a third MMA bout in April but his/her license is under review with Florida's Department of Business and Professional Regulation
"Our department is currently investigating allegations pertaining to the information provided on [Fox's] application," Sandi Copes Poreda, Director of Communications for the DBPR, which oversees the Florida State Boxing Commission, told Sports Illustrated.
Fox's next opponent, Allanna "Hands of Stones" Jones, says Fox should be banned from the sport.
"It doesn't matter what he [Fox] had changed, he was still born and developed a man," Jones told TMZ. "[WMMA] is just making a name for itself and this will have a negative impact on it.”
UFC fighter Miesha Tate told ESPN she wouldn't fight Fox.
"I have nothing against transgender people. You should live your life however you want. It's about fighter safety. I wouldn't feel comfortable getting in with someone who is a woman but developed as a man. I just don't think it would be safe," Tate said.
Now UFC commentator Joe Rogan is voicing his opinion by speaking out against Fox being allowed to fight women on his podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience."
"She calls herself a woman, but I tend to disagree," Rogan said. "She used to be a man but now she has had, she's a transgender which is (the) official term that means you've gone through it, right? And she wants to be able to fight women in MMA. I say no f*cking way. I say if you had a d*ck at one point and time you also have the bone structure that comes with having a d*ck. You have bigger hands. You have bigger shoulder joints. You're a f*cking man. You can't fight woman, that's f*cking crazy. You need to fight men, period. You need to fight men your size because you're a man without a d*ck."
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Joe Rogan speaking out against Fallon Fox.
Fallon Fox says transgender fighters shouldn't have to disclose their personal information.