Although there was seemingly no end to the highlights of Invicta FC 5, it turns out that there was more action brewing in the locker room.
Several rumors from within the all-women's MMA promotion claim that infamous transgender fighter Fallon Fox was trespassing at the April 5 card in Kansas City, reportedly attempting to bully several of the female competitors in attendance.
According to Bec Hyatt (via Facebook), Fox even sought her out to personally threaten her.
Hyatt's husband first noticed Fox in the event area on the morning of the card, "staring daggers" at the one-time Invicta FC strawweight contender—which lead to both athletes having the following exchange:
As you'd all know though, I have a chip on my shoulder myself & am very stubborn, so I gladly partook in the silent staring contest for a minute or so until I inquired as to why she was actually staring at me. Fallon replied with "I'll do what I want", to which I laughed, said she is a joke & went back to my Facebook training in preparation of the nights contest.
I can't remember exactly what Fallon then said, but it was along the lines of "I'm coming down there" in an angrier tone & as she went to put on her jacket, Invicta Fighting Championships matchmaker Janet Martin came out of an elevator & started talking to me. When I looked back up, Fallon & her friend were gone. The second half of our exchange was caught on camera but I won't be releasing it :)
Hyatt also relayed that Fox appeared at the Invicta FC 5 after-party, attempting to apologize for her actions.
MiddleEasy first made the story public in their Sunday Rumor Mill column, stating that an "aggressive" Fox was trying to confront Invicta fighters (unknown to CEO Shannon Knapp), claiming that she had a crew from AXS TV with her:
Fallon Fox showed up to the last Invicta FC event and managed to get inside the area designated for fighters. She acted aggressive towards some of the fighters, so an Invicta FC exec asked her to leave but she refused.
Allegedly Fox claimed she had an AXS TV crew with her (which was false) and from what I've been told she wanted to get a confrontation with a fighter on camera to set up a future fight in Invicta.
Of course, this incident is far from the first time that the 37-year-old Fox, a male-to-female transgendered former Navy operations specialist, has made major headlines for herself in the MMA community.
Fox's gender status was first given public notice in an ESPN profile earlier this March, prompting outspoken reactions from many prominent UFC personalities.
Stand-up comedian and UFC color commentator Joe Rogan had the most to say about Fox during an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience" podcast, arguing that she was "a man without a dick" and should be fighting with men.
Former NFL player and heavyweight prospect Matt Mitrione was suspended by the UFC after expressing his distaste for Fox on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting), calling her "a disgusting freak" who lied on a license application to "beat up" women.
Even Ronda Rousey commented on the entire issue in an interview with the New York Post, saying that while she didn't agree with Mitrione's tone, she also thought that Fox had no business competing in the women's MMA division.