On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman once again spoke with MMA fighter Fallon Fox.
The first openly transgender MMA fighter, she is the subject, along with openly gay college basketball player Terrence Lamar Clemens, of a new documentary “Game Face”.
Directed by Michiel Thomas, this film documents the inspiring coming out stories of these athletes.
We spoke with Fallon Fox by phone Thursday.
“‘Game Face’ is a documentary about LGBTQ athletes, what happens to them before they come out and during the process of when they come out as LGBTQ athletes in sports,” she said.
“We have been filming for about a year and a half, almost two years with production to get this project complete. So I’m very happy that it’s coming to full fruition as of late. So It’s making its tour around film festivals, so people can check it out there as it makes its tour around those festivals. And you can also catch it whenever we find a distributor and put it out for the mass public.”
We also discussed why acceptance and understanding of transgender people and athletes are growing, why she is currently not signed by any MMA promotion despite her 5-1 pro record, why fight promoters who refuse to sign her will be judged badly by history, the prospects for her getting signed to fight, her many other activities including writing, and much more.
“Game Face” is an important and worthy documentary which is both enlightening and moving, and is heartily recommended to be seen.
No Holds Barred is also available on mobile phones and iPads through Stitcher.
Also, No Holds Barred is available through iTunes.
The PodOmatic Podcast Player for iOS is available for free on the App Store.
The No Holds Barred theme song is called “The Heist”, which is also available on iTunes by composer Ian Snow.
No Holds Barred is free to listen to and is sponsored by:
American Top Team. Whether you’re a beginner or a champion, train with the champions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, grappling, and mixed martial arts at American Top Team. Check out their web site at AmericanTopTeam.com.
Defense Soap, an effective, deep penetrating body soap with natural antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial soap ingredients. Defense Soap is the best cleansing body soap for men and women athletes who are involved in contact sports such as MMA, wrestling, grappling, jiu-jitsu, and judo, to help their antifungal, anti-ringworm, anti-jock itch strategy. Check out their web site, at DefenseSoap.com.
Thanks, Eddie Goldman