Liz Carmouche made history this past February when she became the first openly gay fighter and one of the first two female fighters in the history of the UFC. GLAAD spoke with Carmouche as she prepares to take on Jessica Andrade this weekend in her first match since UFC 157.
When news broke widely of female MMA fighter Fallon Fox coming out as trans, we figured it was only a matter of time before the incident reports started rolling in about sports radio. And sure enough, last night and this morning they started.
Professional MMA fighter Fallon Fox has come out as a transgender woman. GLAAD has been working with Fallon and various media outlets to make sure that her story is told accurately, respectfully, and in a manner that educates audiences.
Liz Carmouche is about to make sports history for two reasons. The mixed martial arts (MMA) star is about to become one of the first two women ever to participate in an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fight. She's also about to become one of the highest profile openly gay athletes in the world.