"#TBT @FallonFox fights Ashlee Evans Smith in the all women's tournament finals at #CFA12 Oct. 12 @THe_BUC. Fox celebrates at #CFA10. It will be the co-main event of the evening. Get tickets at www.cfafights.com," the promotion posted, as retweeted by Fox.
Fox, 37, hasn't fought since submitting Allanna Jones at CFA 11 in May, so she's itching to return to action.
Widely considered a legend in the sport, Fox will likely receive a huge applause from the adoring crowd when she returns to action in Coral Gables, Florida.
Is Fox a WMMA pioneer? The answer is clearly a 'Yes.'
By definition, a pioneer is one who is the first to venture into new, unknown territory, and that is exactly what Fox did when she heroically came out as the first transgender athlete in WMMA.
Not only is she a legend, she's also classy. Fox doesn't hold any grudges, as she decided to forgive Matt Mitrione for the transphobic language he used several months back.
"I just read Matt Mitrione's apology," Fox said. "Reading about his past I empathize with him, and it explains a lot. I can also understand his possible confusion. Perhaps he has never met any fully transitioned women. Perhaps seeing his gay cousin going back and forth in drag muddied the waters in understanding who and what I am. I am not gay (I am lesbian). I am a transsexual woman, which is different both mentally and physically from gay men (including his cousin). It's a completely different thing.
"I also believe that he was unaware that I listed my medical history to the boxing commissions when they asked me, and that I did not lie on my license as the rumors suggested. I'm sure that may have fueled him."
Fox is now in a good, happy place, and she's pleased Mitrione is making progress in educating himself about transgender athletes.
"He made little mention of transsexual women in his apology. However, he did apologize for his words," Fox said. "So, it's a very good start. He will never know the pain it caused me to hear him say what he said, or comments of the supporters of his rant. But, it feels good to know that he has been thinking about it, that he is remorseful, and that he came around to an attitude of respect. It really does give me hope for our sport. He had a dark cloud hanging over his head in my mind. But, it's starting to dissipate. I hope it changes like that in the minds of others.
"Apology accepted, Matt. Thank you for being strong enough to come forth with this. Continue fighting, and kick ass!"
Props to Fox for celebrating the female athletic build inside the cage, and for doing her part to raise awareness on transgender athletes across the globe.