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Fallon Fox fighting for equality

Transsexual fighter finds herself at the center of polarizing debate in MMA

Updated: May 24, 2013, 12:22 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

At first glance, Fallon Fox appears to be just another female mixed martial arts prospect. At 5-foot-7 and 145 pounds, the slender featherweight is dwarfed by her male trainers.

But Fox is not your typical female MMA fighter. She is transsexual -- born a male.

Fox, 37, underwent sex-reassignment surgery in 2006. But she did not publicly reveal her gender status until March 4, following a first-round knockout of Ericka Newsome at Championship Fighting Alliance 10 in Coral Gables, ...

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