A former Army special forces medical sergeant and biological male, Alana McLaughlin, 38, unsurprisingly beat a biological female, Celine Provost, in his first fight as an openly transgender MMA fighter.
The progressives in the Democrat party are celebrating this win as a turning point in the push for more acceptance of biological males competing against females as long as they identify as transgender.
For Conservatives, this was yet another example of the failure of progressive policies. It wasn’t shocking to anyone that a biological male who used to be in the Army Special Forces could beat a woman in hand-to-hand combat.
This is Alana McLaughlin, the “female” who won her first mma fight against someone born a women. I think people can identify with whatever they like but I don’t think this has a place in combat sports. Y’all think this is ok and empowering to transgenders? pic.twitter.com/p26N2sLXqo
— SafeBetMMA (@SafeBetMMA) September 11, 2021
A Twitter account named Safe Bet MMA claims to be a 20-year fan of the brutal sport tweeted a picture of Alana McLaughlin back when the transgender MMA fighter went by Ryan instead of Alana. The account wrote, “This is Alana McLaughlin, the ‘female’ who won her first MMA fight against someone born a [woman]. I think people can identify with whatever they like, but I don’t think this has a place in combat sports. Y’all think this is ok and empowering to transgenders?”
When speaking to a website that celebrates athletes who come out as one of the letters in the LGTBQ+ acronym, Outsports, that as a transgender MMA fighter, he looks up to the sports’ first biological male to fight women, Fallon Fox.
— Fallon Fox (@FallonFox) September 11, 2021
McLaughlin said, “I want to pick up the mantle that Fallon put down. Right now, I am 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.”
McLaughlin said his mission is to “see more trans athletes” competing on the main stage. “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. It’s time for trans folks to be in sports and be more normalized.”
Good morning, friends, supporters and others! I'm getting a lot of variations of the same nasty messages calling me a cheater like I didn't just get beat on for a round and a half. Y'all need to show Céline Provost some respect and take your concern trolling elsewhere. (1/2) pic.twitter.com/GFhk55YeJm
— Alana McLaughlin🏳️⚧️ (@AlanaFeral) September 11, 2021
When Twitter trolls told McLaughlin that being a biological male for 33-years should disqualify him from being able to compete against women, McLaughlin reportedly responded, “I’m getting a lot of variation of the same nasty messages calling me a cheater like I didn’t just get beat on for a round and a half.”
McLaughlin claims that being on hormone regimens over the past five years negates the 33 years of living as a man, including the time spent being turned into a trained weapon.