The dominant former female Strikeforce champ Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (formerly Santos) has made it clear that she would willingly fight transgender fighter Fallon Fox.
“She wants to be a girl. I don’t agree. I think you’re born a girl, you’re a girl. You’re born a guy, you’re a guy. But I don’t choose opponents. The commission needs to check and make sure she doesn’t have testosterone. I’m not going to judge other people. If the commission says she can fight, why not? People tell me on Twitter: ‘I think you have a d—.’ A lot of bad things, they say. I think people have a small mind. They don’t think a girl can punch hard like a man. I think people are ignorant. People are stupid. I don’t want to be the same as people who do that.”
Justino is not the first to be willing to fight the controversial Fox. Fellow former Strikeforce champ Miesha Tate has also said that she would be willing, given the option.