Transgender mixed martial arts fighter Alana McLaughlin made a successful start to her career by choking out her opponent in the second round last night.
McLaughlin, who was born a man, was the first openly-transgender MMA athlete to compete in the US since 2014.
And having been rocked by opponent Celine Provost in the first of three scheduled rounds, McLaughlin fought back the second session to submit Provost by rear-naked choke.
In stepping into the cage, McLaughlin, 38, became just the second transgender woman to compete in the sport, following in the footsteps of Fallon Fox who was cageside in Miami.
Fox had already fought twice when she came out as transgender in 2013 and went on to compete on another four occasions.
McLaughlin had passed a battery of medical tests before the fight, including hormone assessments, but feared her chance to compete had gone when Provost tested positive for Covid-19 in July, resulting in the postponing of their original August 6 date.
Before her bout, McLaughlin, a former member of the US Army Special Forces, said: “I want to pick up the mantle that Fallon put down.
“Right now, I’m following in Fallon’s footsteps. I’m just another step along the way and it’s my great hope that there are more to follow behind me.
“If we want to see more trans athletes, if we want to see more opportunities for trans kids, we’re going to have to work out way into those spaces and make it happen.
McLaughlin had asked her mother for gender reassignment from a young age but, having grown up in a religious family, was denied and the pair no longer speak.
She went on to serve her country for six years and was awarded eight distinguished service medals but was later diagnosed with PTSD.
She only started training in MMA earlier this year having struggled to find a gym which would welcome here.
McLaughlin eventually joined MMA Masters in Florida before MMA promotion Combate eventually found an opponent willing to share the cage.
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Original Article: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/transgender-fighter-wins-mma-debut-24960681
If a man wants to become a woman the first thing they need to do is get their penis and balls chopped off. Then install a vagina and Fallopian tubes, a Uterus and Ovaries and become a full woman able to reproduce! Full breasts should also be installed! Otherwise you remain a man! As soon as the newly created woman shows proof by DNA that they are no longer a Man, then they can call themselves a Woman! Provide that proof to the sports league before you are able to compete against REAL women.
He would still be a man just in a costume that’s been altered you can chop off and rearrange but your DNA will still say male
Like I say ,this is your next genocide. . Males pretending too be females, heavier,muscular,robotic,and more deadly. With zero
moralss, ethics, or conscience
This makes me sick it’s still guy and HE shouldn’t count this as a win. I guess he couldn’t beat the guys so this way he can win.
I agree with you Lisa all the way. This is not a win for>>> IT
I support gays and transgenders. We have no idea what these people go through. But, I stop my support when it comes to a female, formerly a man, competing against females. As far as I’m concerned, she won nothing except to show her opponent how unfair life is. If the straight (for lack of a better word) athlete doesn’t stand up to these officials and just walk off the court or field and say I will not compete with a male, it will continue. As I see it right now, they are the only ones who can stop this unfairness.
This is so wrong! First, it is unfair on all women and I don’t see the so called liberated ladies screaming about it. God made two genders, male and female and no matter what you chop off or attach, the DNA stays the same and a man will always be a man, and a female will always be a female. God doesn’t make mistakes!
A SISSY Boy, who, you have to be proud of beating a real woman.
Im so impressed!
Another mentally deranged man has beaten the shit out of another woman, but its ok because hes pretending like hes actually a woman.
Im equally impressed with the number of idiots in this world that are actually perpetuating the falsehood that a man can stop being male just because he put on some poorly fitting panties and maybe some rouge on his cheeks.
Fools and Idiots!
It is simply WRONG and unfair to the real woman
Tough man beats up woman!
If transgender “women” want to compete in sports, they should have to compete against other transgender “women”. That’s the only way it’s a fair fight.
The left and the Talibam agree. They just use different wording and crush the “inferior” woman.