In what can only be called the latest slap in the face to women’s sports and equality, a former member of the U.S. Army special forces, who identifies as a transgender “woman” made his MMA debut.
The biological male, who now goes by the name Alana McLaughlin, defeated female fighter Celine Provost via rear naked choke.
You heard that correctly…
A biological male, who is a former member of the Army special forces, choked out a woman in a legal MMA bout.
Women’s sports, and women’s rights not to be beaten up by a man, are being trampled on by this extremist woke bull crap.
Former special forces dude beats woman in MMA fight. Liberals celebrate.https://t.co/L6FPPd3FTo
— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) September 11, 2021
The New York Post has more on this repulsive MMA bout:
Alana McLaughlin, the second openly transgender woman to compete in MMA in the United States, won her debut Friday night via submission at the Combate Global prelims in Miami, Fla.
The 38-year-old used a rear-naked choke against Celine Provost to end the match 3 minutes, 32 seconds into the second round.
McLaughlin, who began her gender transition after leaving the U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010, said she hopes to be a pioneer for transgender athletes in combat sports.
“I want to pick up the mantle that Fallon put down,” McLaughlin told Outsports before the fight, referring to Fallon Fox, who in 2012 became the first transgender woman to fight in MMA. “Right now, I’m following in Fallon’s footsteps. I’m just another step along the way and it’s my great hope that there are more to follow behind me.”
Fox, who sat cageside Friday, last fought in 2014. Four years later, Patricio Manuel became the first transgender male to compete in a pro boxing match in the United States when he beat Hugo Aguilar via unanimous decision.
McLaughlin began training a year ago and was cleared to fight by the Florida State Boxing Commission after having her hormone levels tested, according to ESPN.
Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin, who began the gender transition after leaving the U.S. Army Special Forces in 2010, recently won first pro fight in mma vs. a woman.#LGBTQ #transgender #MMA #UFC #transmen #Army #Controversy #discussion #women #love pic.twitter.com/vtmWyWrIqq
— Punch Drunk Podcast (@PunchdrunkSA) September 12, 2021
Twitter users reacted to the biological man’s victory against a woman…
Nope. Sorry. A 38 year old former US Special Forces member who identifies as a woman beating a real woman in an MMA fight is not newsworthy. He should be arrested for assault. https://t.co/xpASDpzZ0r
— Wake Up America! (@wu_america) September 11, 2021
Transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin wins debut fight in MMA against Celine Provost pic.twitter.com/D8dCr3lIdW
— Constantinos (@Constan10993103) September 11, 2021
Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin wins MMA debut pic.twitter.com/Zw3Rd5GNSM
— Rasta Redpill (@RastaRedpill) September 11, 2021
Becoming transgender so I can fight women for money (legally) https://t.co/KuoOWl7eBq
— MeI Gibson fan 70 (@MeIGibsonFan70) September 11, 2021
Say ‘this is equality’ go on, say it…. pic.twitter.com/gq2purAato
— Aonghas Curran. (@Anguscurran) September 11, 2021
Fox News has more on the bout, and the “nightmare” that it was for McLaughlin to find a woman willing to be beaten up by a man:
She said it was a “nightmare” finding an opponent.
“I have nothing but respect for [Provost],” McLaughlin said.
The fight was originally scheduled for Aug. 6 but was postponed after Provost, a 35-year-old boxing and MMA veteran, tested positive for the coronavirus.
Provost landed multiple punches in the first round before McLaughlin came out on top.
As she was declared the victor, McLaughlin wore a shirt with the phrase, “End Trans Genocide.”
Her debut comes as multiple states argue bills aimed at restricting transgender athletes from participating in youth, high school, and college sports.
“If we want to see more trans athletes, if we want to see more opportunities for trans kids, we’re going to have to work out way into those spaces and make it happen,” McLaughlin told Outsports. “It’s time for trans folks to be in sports and be more normalized.”
Here’s video of the fight:
This is beyond disgusting.
Here’s more reaction from Twitter:
Alana McLaughlin transitioned 5 years ago, which means that “she” lived 33 years of her life as a man.
Tonight, McLaughlin fought and beat a biological woman… what a shock
— Angel David Castro (@AngelD_Castro) September 11, 2021
Congrats to the biological male for beating a biological female. Your masculinity and muscle structure are still an obvious advantage. The world is shocked by your accomplishment 😂. Let’s see a transgender female to male fight a man. I didn’t think sohttps://t.co/mEGy26wBms
— Itsariggedgame (@itsariggedgame) September 12, 2021