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Men in Women's Sports Part 3: Full Contact (MMA/UFC)

Updated: Aug 18, 2022

For the final article in my 3-part series, I’m going to talk about 2 Trans-Women Fallon Fox and Alana McLaughlin. I will have links to the fights I could find with these two in the article and I encourage you to see for yourselves. I also apologize for the length, but I believe in having all the facts.

First up is Fallon Fox who faced 6 women before “retiring” due to negativity around him beating up women. Two of the women he faced came before revealing he was Trans. The first of those women was Elisha Helsper. Fox won that match due to TKO, after 2 minutes in the 1st round when Helsper has her elbow dislocated. Fox dominated from the start and you can tell from the video below that Helsper’s strikes do nothing to her.

Here's a link to that fight. Fallon Fox VS Elisha Helsper - YouTube

Next up came Erica Newsome who lost to Fox in 39 seconds after taking a knee to the face. Even though the fight was short you can see Fox just dominate. The knee comes after Fox grabs her by the back of the head, clearly demonstrating his strength over Newsome.

Here's a link to that fight: Fallon Fox vs Erica Newsome - YouTube

Now it was after his 2nd fight when the news finally came out about him being a Trans-Women, meaning that he was a man transitioning to a woman. There was immediate backlash, unlike some of the other sports I’ve covered in these articles. Joe Rogan being one of those having a problem with this. He said during a 2018 episode, “You’re out of your mind if you think that a man who has been a man for 30 years and has taken female hormones for two is the same [as a biological woman]”. He went on to say, “We’re built different and it’s just a fact. And anyone who tries to argue that is crazy.”

The third fight for Fallon Fox saw him fight Allana Jones. This fight was different from the first 2, going into the 3rd round. But don’t let the distance fool you, the fight unfolds with Fox leg kicking Jones repeatedly throughout the fight. His leg kicks even look different from any other female fighters. Jones gets man-handled for 2 ½ rounds, even when she throws a flurry of her strongest punches, she gets walked down by Fox. Fox walks through everything Jones throws at him. The announcer’s try a few times to sell that Fox is “winded” or “flat footed”, but comes off as fake to me. I don’t believe for a second that he was winded. The fight finally comes to an end when Fox takes her to the ground with ease, and puts his leg over her throat and chokes her out.

Fox’s 4th match sees him lose to Ashlee Evans-Smith. Taking nothing away from Ashlee, she did an amazing job against him, the match looks like Fox isn’t even trying to win. After watching the first 3 matches, you can clearly see Fox is fighting completely differently than the first 2. Similar to Lia Thompson’s “coasting”, you can see when a fighter isn’t trying hard.

Here's a link to that fight: Fallon Fox vs Ashlee Evans Smith - YouTube

(While watching this video look at the difference in foot size and hand size.)

Evans-Smith does an amazing job standing toe to toe with Fox, using her agility and speed to her advantage. She almost wins the fight at the end of the 2nd round, and in the 3rd does an amazing job making Fox expand a lot of energy. She then goes to full mount and delivers punches until the referee stops the fight.

My opinion is that Fallon Fox threw this match, or at the very least didn’t try very hard. This loss came after 3 dominating performances, again similar to Lia Thomas. You’ll see it with most Trans-Athletes that get a lot of media attention, they’ll lose after dominating in order to say “See, I’m not superior”. Both Lia Thomas and Fallon Fox made statements to that effect after their first loss.

Ashlee Evans-Smith made a statement after the fight, "I don't feel like Fallon should fight dudes," she said. "I don't feel like she should fight women. I feel like there should be a unique organization for those needs. She did have an advantage. She definitely did."

Fox’s 5th match saw him win over Heather Bassett 44 second in the 2nd round. The first round saw Fox just physically dominate Bassett. He laid on top of her and used his size to tire her out. He also grabbed Bassett’s hand and just held them at various times. The only way Bassett could free herself was by using her whole body and an “explosion” type reaction to get free. The armbar in the 2nd round is just disgusting to watch. You can clearly see Fox’s strength advantage.

Here's a link to that fight: Fallon Fox vs Heather Bassett - YouTube

Fox’s final match came against Tameeka Brents, who suffered a skull fracture during the fight. The referee called a stop to the fight in the 1st round after Fox had climbed on top of Brents and repeated strikes to the face, likely the cause of the skull fracture. Brent was also only the 2nd woman that made statements after the fight saying, “I’ve never felt so overpowered!” and “I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did today. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not because I’m not a doctor. What I can is that I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life, and I am an abnormally strong female. I still disagree with Fox fighting. She can pursue any career but when it comes to a combat sport, I think it just isn’t fair.”

Here's a link to that fight: Fallon fox vs tamikka brents - YouTube

Alana McLaughlin has only had one fight, against Celine Provost. In the first round Provost uses her height advantage to maintain distance, and she gets in a great shot almost knocking McLaughlin out. But anytime McLaughlin gets ahold of Provost, the dynamic of the fight shifts. When that happens, you can clearly see Provost is not strong enough to break away, also the amount of force McLaughlin is throwing his punches with is clearly much more powerful than Provost.

By the end of the 1st round you can see Provost can’t keep up the punch count she needs to keep the distance. Despite what the idiot announcers say during the fight, you can clearly see McLaughlin has much more stamina.

If you still aren’t convinced that Men shouldn’t compete against women, then you’re choosing to be ignorant. Over this 3-part article I have provided visual, and scientific evidence as to why it shouldn’t be allowed in addition to statements made by women that have competed against these men.

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