Whether she agrees or disagrees, the time may soon come when Ronda Rousey has to step into the cage and defend her UFC women's bantamweight title against openly transgendered fighter Fallon Fox.
At Cage Fighting Alliance 11, Fox submitted Allanna Jones with a brutal shin choke in the semifinals of the promotion's inaugural featherweight tournament. The victory extended Fox's unbeaten record to 3-0 and guaranteed her a spot in the finals against Ashlee-Evans Smith.
If she defeats Smith, Fox will become the first ever CFA women's featherweight champion. While this feat would be a monumental one in itself, Fox's goals and dreams lie outside of the fledgling promotion.
During an interview with Inside MMA's Ron Kruck, she admitted that her ultimate goal was to one day compete in the UFC. The idea of Fox being allowed to compete against other women hasn't gone over well with some of the UFC's biggest stars, including Rousey.
In April, Rousey told the New York Post that she would fight Fox if the UFC came asking, but ultimately, she believes the bout would put her at a disadvantage:
"She can try hormones, chop her pecker off, but it's still the same bone structure a man has. It's an advantage. I don't think it's fair. ...What if she became UFC champion and we had a transgender women's champion? It's a very socially difficult situation."
UFC President Dana has already gone on record in claiming he doesn't believe in allowing Fox to fight other women, but he will leave the decision up to the athletic commissions. If Fox keeps winning and continues getting cleared to fight, she could one day compete under the bright lights of the UFC.
Is she ready for the big show? What would happen if she stepped into the cage with the top pound-for-pound woman on the planet?
Here is a head-to-toe breakdown of Rousey vs. Fox.