Biological male MMA fighter who competes against women named "bravest athlete in history" by LGBT sports outlet

by Bryan Brammer · Jan 23rd, 2020 1:33 pm

Last Updated Jan 23rd, 2020 at 2:15 pm

A biological male MMA fighter who presents as and competes against women has been named the "bravest athlete in history" by LGBT sports outlet Outsports.

Outsports contributor and LGBT sportswriter Cyd Zeigler published an article last Thursday about the importance of Fallon Fox's success in the octagon.

"She's been inducted in the LGBT Sports Hall Of Fame. She is an indelible part of LGBT sports history. And, maybe most importantly, she generated conversations an [sic] opened possibilities for trans athletes in women's sports that will be felt for generations," Zeigler wrote.

Fox, 44, has received criticism for giving life-altering blows to female opponents in the ring.

During a fight against Tamikka Brents in 2014, Fox gave Brents a concussion and broke seven orbital bones.

"I've fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night," Brents said.