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IN People ON 13 Jul, 2015
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.
She wants to show the world that anything is possible if you work hard and believe in yourself.