Cain Velasquez: Fallon Fox shouldn't be able to fight women
"I don't think she should be able to fight women," Velasquez flatly responded when asked about Fox at a recent media luncheon.
"Having the same bone structure and everything else as a man, I think definitely does give her an advantage."
Fox has already booked her next fight in the semifinals of Championships Fighting Alliance's women's featherweight tournament, a result that seemed dicey as recently as a few weeks ago. The Florida State Boxing Commission continues to review Fox's license, and her opponent, Allana Jones, has yet to sign a bout agreement. However, Fox's camp isn't worried.
"They're not going to have a problem finding an opponent," Fox's manager Brett Atchley recently told Outsports. "Somebody wants to be the one who beats Fallon Fox. And they'll see it as an opportunity to make more money. If Allana Jones doesn't fight, so what? Someone else will."
Regardless, the uncharted waters of Fox's situation continue to leave many observers without a concrete answer, including Velasquez.
"Maybe have a separate [division], I guess," the UFC heavyweight champion finished. "I don't know. But I don't think that's fair."