Local MMA community supports transgendered MMA competitor who wants to fight in California

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A mixed martial arts fighter born as man but now living as a woman wants a license to fight in California.

Fallon Fox was born a man but had gender reassignment surgery in 2006.

The California State Athletic Commission is weighing options trying to find a way to make it fair for Fox to fight in our state.

One idea is to monitor hormone levels before the fight to make sure the transgendered fighter doesn’t have an advantage.

Local MMA fighters tell 23ABC there could be some tricky issues regarding fairness like bone density and upper body strength.

But overall they feel everyone should be given a chance to compete.

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