HBO to profile Fallon Fox for 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel'

Fallon Fox will be featured on the 20th season of 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,' which debuts April 22nd on HBO.

MMA's first openly transgender fighter is officially getting a profile on HBO.

Fallon Fox, who has been shrouded in controversy ever since her gender identity was revealed to the public, will be featured in a segment on the sport's journalism show 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.' The show, which airs on HBO, debuted in 1995 and has won a total of 25 Sports Emmys overall.

According to the press release:

"In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated segment, correspondent Mary Carillo goes one-on-one with Fox to learn about her struggles for acceptance and legitimacy in a sport where many still view her as a man."

The vast majority of athletes, media and fans have opposed Fox's participation in women's MMA ever since her sexual identity was revealed in 2013. Many female fighters openly expressed their concern and admitted that they would not accept a fight against her if offered.

While her fighting career has been heavily scrutinized over the past year, Fox continues to fight in MMA, and has gone 2-1 since going public. In her last two fights she lost to Ashlee Evans-Smith via TKO before picking up a submission over Heather Bassett last month at XFO 50 in Chicago.

'Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel' returns on Tuesday, April 22 at 10:00p.m. ET/PT, exclusively on HBO.


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