Pro MMA Fighter Fallon Fox Comes Out as Transgender

“Fallon Fox didn’t plan to reveal to the world she’s a transgender woman, but as a professional mixed martial arts fighter with a string of victories to her credit, she knew her private past could be thrust into the spotlight at any moment.

“For years I’ve known at some point it’s very likely the shoe would drop,” Fox told Outsports in a phone interview Tuesday. “Maybe someone would guess that I’m trans. Maybe they would know me from my life before I transitioned. I’ve been waiting for that phone call to happen. And Saturday night, it happened.”