17 Sep 2014 11:58:50 AM
(Fox and Brents, pre-fight. Photo via CCCW)
Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox earned her second straight win on Saturday, when she TKO’d Tamikka Brents in the first round at a Capital City Cage Wars event in Springfield, Illinois. Brents reportedly suffered a concussion and a broken orbital bone during the two-minute beatdown, and required seven staples in her head.
As you probably recall, Fox became a lightning rod for controversy after publicly coming out as transsexual last year, with everyone from Joe Rogan to Cain Velasquez to Peggy Morgan voicing their opinions about why she shouldn’t be allowed to compete against natural-born women. UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione caught a brief suspension when he blasted Fox during an MMA Hour appearance, calling her “a lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak.”
Now, Tamikka Brents is re-starting the debate/witch-hunt in the wake of her loss to Fox, by declaring it unfair for transgender fighters to compete in women’s MMA. Here’s what she said to WhoaTV in an interview published today:
“I’ve fought a lot of women and have never felt the strength that I felt in a fight as I did that night. I can’t answer whether it’s because she was born a man or not because I’m not a doctor. I can only say, I’ve never felt so overpowered ever in my life and I am an abnormally strong female in my own right,” she stated. “Her grip was different, I could usually move around in the clinch against other females but couldn’t move at all in Fox’s clinch…Read More DIGG THIS