After it came out that Fallon Fox was a transgender fighter, there were questions if she would be cleared by the Florida State Athletic Commission to compete. Although it has yet to be resolved, she still has a fighter’s license.
MMA Junkie reported Friday, Fox is allowed to fight, even though the commission is reviewing her case. The Florida’s Department of Business and Professional Regulation is set to have a hearing April 5 on the Fox case. If they decide to let her keep her license, she will fight at the CFA tournament semi-finals on May 24 at Bank United Center in Coral Gables, FL.
The bigger question is if Allanna Jones will be facing her in May. Jones’s manager Glen Bailey told MMA Junkie they are undecided if he will let Jones face Fox, awaiting a doctor’s advice. The doctor in question is researching transgender issues further in terms of a fighting advantage.
One person who has stated she will refuse to face Fox is semi-finalist Peggy Morgan. Her camp sent out a press release stating that if she were to beat Ashlee Evans-Smith and find herself in the finals with Fox, she would not fight. The other participant, Smith, has not stated anything either way.
Word is that CFA has gotten a tv deal, and the next fight could be broadcast.
We will keep you up to date on this story in the coming weeks.