Fox won a featherweight fight last Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla., by first-round knockout (knee). A reporter learned of her transgender secret and called her and one of her trainers about it.
On Monday, SI.com’s Loretta Hunt revealed that Fox is a transsexual woman. She also reported that Fox’s fighting license in Florida is under review.
Fox underwent gender reassignment surgery in 2006. She told OutSports.com that she has been receiving hormonal therapy for 10 years. In a documentary teaser from Out Sports, Fox says she got into MMA after her surgery and began training in the sport. She credits it as a motivation for living.
Fox is 2-0 in her professional career and 3-0 as an amateur, with all of her wins coming in the first round. She is scheduled to fight in April after advancing to the semifinals of the Championship Fighting Alliance tournament, but that plan is currently on hold.