"He was born a man, and he is a man..."
Trans athlete Fallon Fox who was featured in the documentary “Game Face” about the struggle of professional gay sports people coming out in their field, has been challenged by an MMA fighter Paulo Henrique Costa .
Costa posted a video on Facebook in which he constantly misgenders Fox and offers a beatdown.
“I would love it if this Fallon Fox fought a man. A well-prepared fighter. In fact, I’m making myself available to fight him for free, just so I can beat him up. I wouldn’t even need much time. Just a few minutes.”
He continues to say that Fox is just a man beating up women who are at a disadvantage.
“He was born a man, and he is a man, even though he calls himself a transsexual,” Costa said. “He has simply annihilated the girls who have fought against him. They were slaughtered, they put their lives at risk, they put their physical integrity at risk.”
“I don’t want to get into [the personal aspect] of his choice, to be transsexual or not, homosexual or not. What happens here is that a man is fighting against girls, against women, as if he were one.”
Director of the Institute for Society and Genetics at UCLA, Dr. Eric Vilain looked over Fox’s medical records and found that she met the requirements set by the Association of Boxing Commission policy for trans fighters.
These requirements include two years of hormone replacement therapy
“This is the current understanding of the minimum amount of time necessary to obviate male hormone gender-related advantages in sports competition,” said Vilain.