According to a March 7 report from MMA Junkie, Invicta FC head honcho Shannon Knapp thinks transgender MMA star Fallon Fox should have informed her opponents that she was born a man before stepping into the cage with them.
"I really do 100 percent believe in full disclosure," said Knapp. "The person standing across from her has the right to choose whether they want to take that fight with full disclosure. That is a stance that I feel very strongly about."
Knapp isn't quite sure what to make of the Fox situation, but it seems unlikely at this point that Invicta FC will be jumping to sign her any time soon.
None of Fox's opponents knew they were stepping into the cage against someone born a man when they duked it out with Fox.
"I consider myself to be a pretty strong female, and she's hands down the strongest person I've ever fought," Alyssa Vasquez told MMAjunkie.com.
Vasquez faced Fox in an amateur bout in Rockford, Ill., this past April, and did so without any idea that Fox was a transgender woman.
"I thought she was taking steroids or testosterone or some type of enhancing substance," Vasquez said. "That's what I assumed."
Fox immediately shot for a takedown during her fight against Vasquez, achieved full mount and then finished the fight via armbar before the end of the opening frame. Vasquez said Fox's strength was evident almost immediately, which led her to suspect that the loss might not have been completely legitimate.
Fox says she wants to continue fighting women, and perhaps move into the UFC ranks.
"She's gotta win some real fights to even talk about the UFC," UFC President Dana White said. "It's not like transgenders who play golf or baseball. UFC is a contact sport."