Honor Fighting Championship
Don’t accuse Honor Fighting Championship of being politically correct.
The Ohio based promotion is continually looking to push the envelope of what’s expected in mixed martial arts, and they announced earlier today that they are targeting the “first transgender MMA fight” for next year.
Transgender fighters are not new to MMA, as Fallon Fox made headlines a few years ago. She transitioned from male to female, and competed against women in MMA. Even more questions came about as she fractured the skull of Tamika Brents in their fight in 2018.
Brazilian Anne Veriato is also transitioning from male to female, but she competes against men in MMA bouts. She even defeated a man in a bout last year.
The bout that Honor is planning appears to be the first bout where two transgender athletes will compete against each other in the sport. No names have been announced for the matchup as of yet.
Just a couple days ago the company also announced another first according to the company. The promotion’s Facebook said “This is going to be the FIRST SANCTIONED MMA Midget match ever!!” That bout is targeted for their St. Patrick’s Day event next year.
“I’m buying currently the biggest midget [wrestling] company in the world, MCW (Micro Championship Wrestling),” Honor promoter Jeremy Caudill told BluegrassMMA. “And some of these guys really wanted to fight MMA, so I went to the state and they are coming up with a midget division. It wasn’t easy but the state can’t discriminate.”
Caudill also owns Ohio Championship Wrestling and hosted an OCW event in conjunction with Honor last year. It seems as though the “Bossman” is taking his promoter name to heart, continuing to bring unique aspects to MMA.
“For the transgender [bout], I was approached months ago and have been researching it,” Caudill said. “I think that will be HUGE!”
The next Honor Fighting Championship event takes place on Jan. 11 in Millersburg, Ohio. Stay tuned to BluegrassMMA for more information on Honor FC 12.
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