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The Story Of This Transgender MMA Fighter Will Truly Inspire You

She was born as a man, but she changed her gender in 2006. The ups and downs in the life of Fallon Fox are more than we think, unlike any other sportswomen. 
Fallon (39) is an American mixed martial artist and the first openly transgender athlete in MMA history. 


Fallon Fox was born in Ohio, US. Since childhood, she struggled the conservative perceptions of people towards transgender. When she was seventeen, she realized that she was not a gay but a transgender. At the age of 19, Fox married her then-girlfriend. The conservative social background and the family pressure left her life disturbed. To support her new family, after marriage Fallon joined the Navy. After leaving the military, Fox got admitted to the University of Toledo. She was suffering from the gender issues and could not continue the education. After dropping the University, she shifted to Chicago with her daughter. She went to Bangkok in 2006 to undergo several surgeries. She had gender reassignment surgery, hair transplant surgery, and breast augmentation surgery. After her Navy job, she began Martial Arts training in 2008.


After her two initial professional fights, Fallon publicly came out in 2013. The controversies including fitness issues and licensing procedure created hindrances in her sports life. Facing many disturbances, Fallon continues fighting as a champion. 

The Story Of  This Transgender MMA Fighter Will Truly Inspire You

The Story Of This Transgender MMA Fighter Will Truly Inspire You

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Fallon dreams to be the best female fighter in the world and a role model to others.

Fallon dreams to be the best female fighter in the world and a role model to others.

She wants to show the world that anything is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.

Fallon joined MMA as a fighter in 2011.

Fallon joined MMA as a fighter in 2011.

'Not to be afraid of your true self and be proud of who you are.' This is Fox's message to all transgender youth.

'Not to be afraid of your true self and be proud of who you are.' This is Fox's message to all transgender youth.

She faced several difficulties to gain MMA license due to the controversy in gender.

She faced several difficulties to gain MMA license due to the controversy in gender.

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey gave a statement that Fallon has an unfair physical advantage due to having a male body.

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey gave a statement that Fallon has an unfair physical advantage due to having a male body.

Fox was admitted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

Fox was admitted into the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.

Fallon recalls struggling with gender issues when she was five or six years old.

Fallon recalls struggling with gender issues when she was five or six years old.

Fox says I'm female. I'm human. Sometimes I dominate and sometimes I'm dominated.'

Fox says I'm female. I'm human. Sometimes I dominate and sometimes I'm dominated.'

She often falls in controversy as she was born a man.

She often falls in controversy as she was born a man.

Fallon has faced many disadvantages of being a transgender but she fought them all!

Fallon has faced many disadvantages of being a transgender  but she fought them all!

She is a real fighter and struggling against the conservative society.

She is a real fighter and struggling against the conservative society.

She is playing actively since 2012 and has five winning records till the date.

She is playing actively since 2012 and has five winning records till the date.

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