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Transgender MMA Star Fallon Fox To Have Film Made Documenting Her Life

Daniel Marland

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Transgender MMA Star Fallon Fox To Have Film Made Documenting Her Life

Featured Image Credit: Fallon Fox/Instagram

Fallon Fox, who is the only openly-transgender MMA fighter, is set to have a movie made documenting her life.

The 45-year-old came out as transgender in 2013 in a revealing interview with Outsports and Sports Illustrated - which caused a massive debate with the MMA community.

Anti-transgender legislation is currently being discussed in a number of US states and it could have a significant impact on trans athletes competing with the gender they identify as.

Discussing the film, Fox said in a statement per Hollywood Reporter: "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."

It is set to be written by the team of T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper, with production duties going to Mark Gordon and Bonnie-Chance Roberts, alongside John Papsidera.

Roberts said: "Fallon Fox is a remarkable woman and athlete who has withstood and achieved so much in her life and whose story is far too little known. She is a universal, living icon of strength and persistence.

"It is a true honour to work with her, and the indomitable writing team of T and Allison Cooper, to bring her experiences more to light and to share her with the world."

The UFC commentator had been accused of making a transphobic comment during the March 19 edition of the show.

"There are people who really have these thoughts," the 53-year-old said. "The problem is, it becomes a protected subject, and then you get praised for transferring your gender - for changing your gender.

"And then it gets exciting for people to talk about, and then you get chastised for even discussing it in any weird way.

"People who were marginalized for being - like, generally dumb people, if they transfer over and become another gender, then they get praised.

"There are a lot of people who are idiots, but then they become trans, and now all of a sudden we think they're amazing."

Fox responded on Facebook with: "Joe Rogan is being transphobic yet again. He has had more transphobic episodes than you can shake a stick at. Spotify needs to cancel his show already."

Rogan has previously hit out at Fox being allowed a license to fight women in MMA.

Topics: MMA

Daniel Marland
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