Sean O’Malley shares his thoughts on transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin: “I just don’t think that’s okay” –
UFC fighter Sean O’Malley has expressed his criticism of transgender Alana McLaughlin competing in women’s MMA.
This topic has been a source of great controversy in the past few weeks since McLaughlin made his professional debut in mixed martial arts for Combate Global. After a back and forth, McLaughlin managed to secure the victory, starting a conversation about whether or not she should have been allowed to compete in the first place.
On a recent episode of his podcast, O’Malley gave his own take on the situation.
“I don’t think that’s okay. I just don’t think it’s okay, ”O’Malley noted. “In athletic competition, I mean, particularly mixed.”
“It’s like she’s had testosterone for, who knows, 20-30 years of her life and now I’m a girl. You could tell he’s a guy. A jerk off girl. I mean, look at those arms.
Quotes courtesy of LowKickMMA
While many fans and fighters tend to agree with O’Malley’s assessment, it certainly seems like the kind of topic that needs to involve examining science rather than making a quick judgment based on personal opinions.
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