Jorge Masvidal Not Onboard With Transgender Swimmer Competing Against Women

Jorge Masvidal shares his viewpoint on Lia Thomas and other transgender females competing in sports.

Jorge Masvidal Lia Thomas
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Jorge Masvidal has weighed in on the dominant transgender swimmer, who is taking the Ivy League by storm.

Lia Thomas has been on a tear, nabbing a slew of championships in swimming and diving. Thomas is fresh off a victory in the 100-yard freestyle competition this past Saturday (Feb. 19).

There has long been a heated debate over transgender athletes. Those in favor of transgender athletes competing continue to drive home the point of the right to compete. Those who oppose say transgender women have an edge over the competition.

Jorge Masvidal Shares Take On Transgender Athletes

Jorge Masvidal had a live Q&A session on his Rumble show and he touched on the topic of Lia Thomas and other transgender women in sports (via

“It’s such a no-brainer right? It’s not fair. It’s just not. Men should compete against men. If you don’t want to compete against men, it’s not fair to go and compete against women… I’m not trying to diss girls but it’s just different you know. Girls should compete against girls.”

We’ve seen transgender athletes compete in MMA as well. There was controversy surrounding Fallon Fox’s presence in MMA. Joe Rogan was critical of athletic commissions allowing Fox to compete against fighters who were born female. 

Alana McLaughlin is another transgender fighter who received hate online and some accused her of transitioning just to get an edge on the opposition. McLaughlin vehemently denies that is the case.

Masvidal is set to do battle on March 5. He will have a grudge match with his ex-teammate, ex-roommate, and ex-friend Colby Covington. The bout will be held inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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