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

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


    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:


    On her upbringing:


    On her transformation:

    On how MMA became her sanctuary:

    On female fighters and her identity:


    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:


    On why she keeps fighting:


    And on what's ahead: