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Fallon Fox, The First Transgender MMA Fighter, Opens Up To GQ

"Dark and powerful. That was my version of femme."

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Fallon Fox, born Boyd Burton, is a 37-year-old transgender athlete who fathered a daughter and served in the Navy before transitioning. Now her job is to fight women.
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Fallon Fox, born Boyd Burton, is a 37-year-old transgender athlete who fathered a daughter and served in the Navy before transitioning. Now her job is to fight women.

During a recent interview with GQ magazine, Fox opened up about her life as a transgender professional MMA fighter. Here are a few of the highlights:

On experimenting with girls' clothing at an early age:

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On her upbringing:

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On her transformation:

On how MMA became her sanctuary:

On female fighters and her identity:

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On the irony of fighting women:

On her first pro fight as a transgender woman:

After her first opponent chose Aerosmith's "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" as her entrance music:

On being mistreated:

On losing the biggest fight of her life:

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On why she keeps fighting:

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And on what's ahead:

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