Friday, May 24, 2013
Good Luck Fallon!
To her and Jones, it's just another ordinary bout in the 145 pound category. The winner will advance to the final of the Championship Fighting Alliance 11 tournament and have a shot at earning a $20,000 grand prize. But to the trans community, it's our first opportunity to support a girl like us in MMA world since she came out in March and by default became an ambassador for trans athletes.
So nope, it's not just an ordinary bout no matter how much both competitors wish to downplay it. People are taking sides and have been ever since she came out. There are folks in the trans community who want the Queen of Swords to win just as badly as the transphobic haters are rooting for Jones to do the same.
Personally, I have a major problem with the transphobic ignorance and vitriolic hatred that has been aimed at her. But none of us are going to be in the cage slugging it out later tonight. Fox and Jones are.
Good luck tonight, Fallon!