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Alana McLaughlin Says She’s Received Death Threats On Social Media

Following the successful MMA debut of Alana McLaughlin, the openly transgender fighter has admitted she is receiving death threats in the wake of her victory. Featured on Combate Global on Sept. 9, McLaughlin, a former U.S. Special Services member, made her debut against fellow newcomer Celine Provost. The fight...

Alana McLaughlin Shares Details That Led To A Special MMA Debut

Alana McLaughlin and her arduous life journey were embedded with identity issues from the start, but that ultimately led to her successful MMA debut. At the age of ten, McLaughlin's parents began to take notice that their young child had an indelible desire to transition. McLaughlin's actions were often...

Transgender Fighter’s Recent Win Draws Anger From Former UFC Fighter

One week from yesterday, former U.S. Special forces member Alana McLaughlin sent shockwaves through the MMA community after picking up her first professional win at Combate Global. Unfortunately, the shockwaves were not a result of her performance. Rather, the reaction that fellow MMA fighters had following the realization that...

Demian Maia Scoffs At Transgender Fighter Facing Women

Much has been made about transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin, and now Demian Maia is throwing in his two cents. McLaughlin has sparked a debate within the MMA community. She defeated Celine Provost via second-round submission at a Combate Americas event. McLaughlin was born a man and had served in the U.S....

Michael Bisping: Transgender Fighters Shouldn’t Be Allowed In WMMA

Michael Bisping believes transgender MMA fighters should not be allowed to compete in traditional women's MMA divisions. Transgender MMA newcomer Alana McLaughlin began her career with a second-round submission victory over Celine Provost at Combate Global: Perez vs. Roa last Friday. And as was the case with Fallon Fox before...

Sean O’Malley On Alana McLaughlin: “You Could Tell That’s A Dude”

Sean O’Malley isn’t on board with Alana McLaughlin’s women's MMA career. Transgender fighter Alana McLaughlin has been attracting more attention by the day since her MMA debut last Friday at Combate Global: Perez vs. Roa. Today, that attention will get amplified multifold with one of the sport’s rising stars weighing...

Sean Strickland Blasts Trans Fighter: “Get Out of Women’s MMA, Coward”

UFC middleweight Sean Strickland did not hold back when sharing his thoughts on the debut of transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin. This past Friday at Combate Global: Perez vs. Roa, McLaughlin made her debut against France's Celine Provost, who was also making her pro debut in the fight. Provost had...