Hulk Hogan Willing to Fight Fallon Fox: "I'd Whoop Him/Her"
If the UFC passes on an opportunity to sign transgender fighter Fallon Fox, Hulk Hogan is more than happy to welcome her into the squared-circle.
"I'll whip her, I mean I'll whip him, I'll whip her, I'm confused. I'll pin her, submission," Hogan recently told TMZ.com.
MMA journalist Loretta Hunt broke the story where Fox revealed to Sports Illustrated she was originally born a man. In 2006, Fox traveled to Bangkok, Thailand and underwent sex reassignment surgery, which also included supplemental hormonal therapy.
As a woman, Fox has gone on to compete professionally against other women in MMA, a decision that unearthed a fierce debate regarding the ethical nature of the sport.
After undergoing the necessary augmentations and maintaining a hormonal balance, some believe Fox passes the requirements as a legitimate female competitor in the sport.
Others, like UFC commentator Joe Rogan, still see Fox as having the same bone density and physical makeup of a man, which puts opponents at an incredible disadvantage.
UFC President Dana White didn't shut the door on Fox's entry into the UFC. During an appearance on the Abe Kanan Show on SiriusXM (via MMAJunkie.com), he chalked it up to being a problem the athletic commission would have to sort through.
White doesn't believe Fox has done enough in her career to warrant a contract at this time. Her professional record stands at 2-0, and both of her opponents had losing records.
It's a bridge the UFC will cross when the timing feels more appropriate.
As for Hogan, he is likely looking for another cash cow to milk and help facilitate the growth of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA). This really isn't any different than when Vince McMahon reportedly issued a challenge to fight White not too long ago.
In any case, it's tough not to feel sympathetic towards Fox.
Every human being is entitled to their own beliefs and opinions, but some of the personal remarks geared towards Fox have been nothing short of oppressing.
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