Also, Rosi brings a good point up in her footnote. The tournament set up is probably the least favourable set up for a fighter in Fallon's situation. I support fighter's rights to reject a fight based on safety concerns, and a fight rejected on such premise shouldn't cost them major career advancement opportunities like would happen in a tournament set up.
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Well I'm glad you do, but that's not really a realistic position to hold even outside the tournament setup.
If and when a trans fighter were to become champ of the women's div, then by definition all other female fighters in that division unwilling to take the fight stand to lose out on the most major career achievement of all, the main one that truly matters to them - becoming champ.
If such competition between transgender and born-female athletes is legalized and legitimized then, this is a statistical inevitability. As more and more trans fighters join the sport, all other things being the same, it is inevitable that one of them will eventually become champ.
This is without even considering the possibility that all other things will most likely NOT be the same, and most likely transgender fighters will continue to have physical advantages over born female fighters even after lowering testosterone and receiving a few female hormones. In such a case, a trans fighter becoming champ has even higher likely hood and will happen sooner rather than later.
So while your position is admirable, this really is a case of one or the other, there is no middle ground. Not unless you end the concept of champ and just fight for kicks.