"The way we define things is not always the right way to define them," Kedzie said. "As a fighter, I don't give a s--- who I fight. As long as they make weight and all that. If they want me to fight a guy and he's in my weight class, hey, I get my ass kicked by guys in here all the time. I just like to compete. At the end of the day, when I fight I'm responsible for my performance and how I present myself to the world."
Kedzie's comments came on the heels of the report that women's MMA star Fallon Fox was born a man, which has resulted in a review of her license and some doubts as to whether she'll be allowed to compete in the next round of the CFA tournament.
"I think that if you pass the commission regulations, and if everyone says you're a woman, then you're a woman," Kedzie said of Fox. "I don't think it's like in the case of 'Cyborg' [Santos], where she was deliberately cheating. I don't think this is deliberately cheating. I think it's someone who realized she was a woman. Regardless of what gender she was born as, she's taken the hormones and changed her body, and she's become a woman.
"If Fallon Fox chose over a decade ago to become a woman, if she thought that she is a woman, and she had this surgery and she did all that, and if she discovered mixed martial arts in the process of that, I just don't know that that's something we should take away from her," Kedzie said. "I still believe that, at the end of the day, it's the best technique that'll win you a fight."
Kedzie has yet to have her first UFC fight, but it's unlikely she'll be forced to duke it out with someone born a man.
"Fireball" is coming off a loss to Miesha Tate, but she'll likely take on a top ten contender in the women's bantamweight ranks.