Fallon Fox, the first mixed martial
arts (MMA) fighter to come out transgender, has said she has received
death threats since coming out.
Questions about her gender from a
reporter prompted Fox, 37, to come out transgender earlier this
fighter Fallon Fox comes out transgender.)
In an appearance on CBC Radio's Q,
Fox described her transition as something she wished she could have
“I just felt it was my personal
business to keep my transgender history a secret,” Fox
said. “Not to mention it was my medical history that I just
didn't want revealed to the public. I think there's a lot of
painful memories I have associated with my transgender past, which I
just felt I just did not want to reveal to the public.”
“The person who wanted to reveal me I
just felt had no respect for my privacy whatsoever,” she added.
Fox said that most reaction has been
positive but added that some has been negative.
“I've received a lot more positive
than negative. The negative responses have been … there have been
a lot of haters out there talking, just spitting a lot of hatred.
I've gotten a few death threats. Some people saying that they want
to beat me up. And good luck to those people,” she said with a