UFC fighter Paulo Costa says he ‘would love’ to beat up transgender athlete Fallon Fox
An Ultimate Fighting Championship athlete has threatened to beat up a transgender competitor in order to “protect women”.
Paulo Costa, a professional mixed martial (MMA) artist, said it “can’t be accepted” that Fallon Fox, who recently transitioned, would be allowed to fight in the women’s league.
In a video posted on Facebook, the Brazilian fighter – who is 6′ 1″ and 185 pounds – constantly misgendered Fox while talking about how much he would enjoy attacking her.
Fox was forced to come out in 2013 after a reporter called her with details about her past.
In Costa’s post, entitled “My video about the nonsense that Follon [sic] Fox, MMA fighter has done,” the fighter ridicules and abuses Fox.
He tells his 57,000 followers: “I’m making myself available to fight him for free, just so I can beat him up.
“I wouldn’t even need much time. Just a few minutes.”
Continuing his rant about the American athlete, Costa, 26, said: “He was born a man, and he is a man, even though he calls himself a transsexual.
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