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Transgender MMA Fighter Fallon Fox to get own biopic

Transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox is all set to get her own biopic. The film, which will be produced by Mark Gordon and Bonnie-Chance Roberts for Mark Gordan pictures will have Fox as a consultant and will be written by T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper.

Who is Fallon Fox? 

Fox announced that she was a transgender woman back in 2013, a year after starting her professional MMA career, and became the first MMA fighter to be openly transgender. She was met with a huge backlash from the MMA community back then which led to a lot of controversies as well including the suspension of Matt Mitrione from the UFC following his comments on Fox.

“I’ve had a great time so far working with the producers and writers bringing this story to life, and I hope this film sheds some light on the topic of trans athletes in sports. This story needs to be told now more than ever,” Fox said in a statement about the film (H/T Hollywood Reporter)

As far as her MMA career was concerned, Fox was active from 2012 to 2014 having competed in six MMA matches. She won five of them as well with three wins coming via knockouts and two coming via submission. Her only loss during the run came against Ashlee Evans-Smith back in 2013 at CFA 12 when Fox was stopped in the third round via a TKO.

She was also featured in the documentary called Game Face back in 2015 directed by Michiel Thomas which revolves around Fox and college basketball player Terrence Clemens. The documentary follows both athletes through their coming-out process with the support of their friends and family.

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Interestingly, the news of the biopic comes in the middle of an ongoing debate in the United States where 34 states are considering legislation that would ban transgender girls from competing in girls’ sports competitions. Five states have already adopted similar laws with Idaho being the first state to implement the same back in 2020 followed by Arkansas, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Mississippi.

Let us know your take on the proposed legislation and the biopic news of Fox in the comment section of the article below.


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