You Won’t Believe Who Was Just Labeled As ‘Bravest Athlete in History’
Of all of the great, inspirational, and brave athletes that we’ve seen in the last century, none of them seems to sound braver than the man who beats up women.
You read that right. According to one recently sports outlet, the bravest athlete in history is Fallon Fox, a biological male who beats up on women in MMA.
Cyd Zeigler from Outsports said,
When I wrote my book, Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place In Sports, the final chapter was titled, “Fallon Fox Is The Bravest Athlete In History.”
That remains true for me now, four years later.
So when Outsports released its 20 LGBTQ sports heroes of the decade, and we erroneously failed to include Fox on that original list, I felt it was important to re-introduce Fox to the world.
Today, as she works toward getting a degree, Fox is quietly re-emerging on the scene. She had slipped away from the public eye and social media for some time as she nursed injuries and healed her body. Now .she’s stepping back in the ring in hopes of some sparring and possible exhibition matches.
“My body is feeling a lot better lately,” she told me from her home in Chicago. “I’m getting past some of my injuries and I’m feeling a lot more in shape.”
This is someone who said that he’s at a disadvantage in the MMA world.
One reporter asked Fallon
“So bottom line, being born male doesn’t give you a physical advantage competing in female MMA?”
Fallon replied, “No, not at all. After you take the testosterone adult hormone replacement therapy and you know you remove that ability for the body to create large amounts of testosterone, especially being that I don’t have even the amount of testosterone that women who were born with female anatomy have, I’m actually at a disadvantage.”
Nevermind people like Jesse Owens, Hank Aaron, Althea Gibson, Katherine Switzer, or Jim Abbott.