Paulo Costa has full right to give his opinion but this seems a bit too much.
Paulo Costa is Brazilian MMA fighter who has made quite a stir in the UFC since his debut back in 2017. In his debut year with the promotion, he went 3-0 with 3 knockouts. Costa’s last fight was in November when he annihilated Johny Hendricks in the second round via TKO. Recently, he’s in the news for not his fighting but for his stance on Fallon Fox and her career in MMA.
Costa goes off on a transgendered MMA fighter Fallon Fox. It’s unclear what provoked Paulo Costa to bring up Fallon Fox, considering she hasn’t fought since 2014 and is basically retired from MMA, so it seems vague that Costa is going in on this so hard now.
Paulo seems genuinely upset and disturbed by her fighting against women in MMA. So much so that he’s offered to fight her for free ‘protect women’. (via his FB video courtesy of AG)
“[Fallon Fox] was born a man, and he is a man, even though he calls himself a transsexual. It’s absurd cowardice, not only by him, but also by the promoters of any event that has accepted this kind of absurdity. He has simply annihilated the girls who have fought against him.”
— Elite Daily (@EliteDaily) July 28, 2015
“They were slaughtered, they put their lives at risk, they put their physical integrity at risk. I don’t want to get into [the personal aspect] of his choice, to be transsexual or not, homosexual or not. What happens here is that a man is fighting against girls, against women, as if he were one. This is absurd, and it can’t be accepted.”
Overall in her six fights, Fallon Fox has only defeat against UFC fighter Ashlee Evans Smith. She has since been enlisted in the National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame and has had a documentary released featuring her on Netflix.