Fallon Fox, the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who came out transgender in 2012, has applauded Olympian Bruce Jenner's coming out transgender.

In a two-hour ABC News special broadcast late last month, Jenner told Diane Sawyer that he identifies as female.

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“I wasn't ready for it, because of how I was treated when I came out to tell my story,” Fox told The Seattle Times of Jenner's interview. “It was inspiring, and it gets people talking about transgender issues. That's what we need.”

Fox is among the athletes featured in the documentary Game Face, which looks at the obstacles LGBT athletes face throughout their careers. The film opened the 10th annual Seattle Transgender Film Festival on Thursday.

“It feels like right now is our time,” Fox said. “What we're trying to do with Game Face is show everybody the intersectionality of sport and how the oppression transfers into the work force and everyday life.”