posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 05:22 PM
Oh this is so ridiculous, it's hilarious.
Here's the two things being considered: the political "right" of transgendered to be regarded as the sex they've switched to; the fact that
biologically, physiologically, he is a MAN.
MMA is a physical sport. Anyone who knows anything about human physiology understands the athletic differences between men and women. Men, on average,
jump higher, move quicker - both laterally and forward/back; they're faster at full speed; they're physically stronger, buttressed by a wider upper
body, thinner waist - a ratio which conduces to physical mobility; they weigh more. When you put all these attributes together - lower body motility,
upper body strength, athletic competition (especially of this sort) favors males.
In short, the superior physical abilities of a biologically male fighter gives him an unfair advantage over his female opponents. So here, the
biological facts should outweigh concern for political fairness.
What matters here is fairness in the octagon. If other female fighter can't match a male fighters athletic prowess, than he/she should be
disqualified from competing in female competition.