This story is starting to pick up through MMA media & forums so I figure I should address it to make sure nobody makes up baloney & paints either of us wrongly!!
It’s true that Fallon & I had a “run in” on fight morning in the hotel lobby. Nothing physical, just an unwelcome distraction from my fight later that night. Long story short… I was on my phone Facebook training, as I do, when my husband told me to look up to the second floor balcony. Sure enough I was greeted by Fallon (along with another female fighter??) staring meanie daggers at me & if looks could kill… boy would I be dead LOL!! A Fallon Fox mean mug makes Jasminka Cive’s look child’s play
As you’d all know though, I have a chip on my shoulder myself & am very stubborn, so I gladly partook in the silent staring contest for a minute or so until I inquired as to why she was actually staring at me. Fallon replied with “I’ll do what I want”, to which I laughed, said she is a joke & went back to my Facebook training in preparation of the nights contest. I can’t remember exactly what Fallon then said, but it was along the lines of “I’m coming down there” in an angrier tone & as she went to put on her jacket, Invicta Fighting Championships matchmaker Janet Martin came out of an elevator & started talking to me. When I looked back up, Fallon & her friend were gone. The second half of our exchange was caught on camera but I won’t be releasing it
To Fallon’s credit, she did apologize to me at the after party but it was an unwelcome distraction to my fight as when it all sunk in, I was actually more pissed off about what happened in the lobby then all the stuff my opponent had said to me LOL!! I couldn’t even enjoy my popcorn at the movies I’m only a 115lbs fighter but if I won’t back down to my much bigger & more skilled fighter husband, I certainly am not backing down to Fallon Fox!!
In any event, the reason I never made this public before or addressed it was because I have no doubt Fallon wanted it to be public & talked about. Low & behold, here we are now discussing it after someone has leaked it to media. Enjoy!!
There were grumblings within the MMA community that a certain transgender mixed martial artist attempted to stir some shit up right before the Invicta event on April 5th. An unconfirmed nonexistent source may or may not have said that things got a little “cray-cray” in a hotel lobby right before Invicta 5 went down. On Monday we found out the exact chain of events that occurred on that faithful night in April as Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt took to her Facebook page to transcribe the actions that transpired that evening… sorta.
After reading Hyatt’s account of the incident a couple questions quickly came to mind: What the hell is “Facebook training,” will someone please – for the love of God – release the video of the Fox/Hyatt hotel confrontation and why the hell was Fallon Fox “meanie daggering” Hyatt in a hotel lobby?? The first two questions were formulated to satisfy my curiosity, but in all seriousness, why was Fox giving Hyatt the ol’ ocular pat-down?
Any good conspiracy theorist could point to a number of reasons why this incident took place. My theory, it’s a push by Fox to force Invicta – the first female only MMA promotion – to notice her as a fighter rather than a social pariah. Yet one has to wonder whether or not having impromptu staring contests with female fighters is the best way to go about getting the attention of said promotion. When confronted with this situation I tend to default to a more traditional viewpoint in these matters – just win fights consistently.
All this kicking and screaming that may or may not be happening between Fallon Fox and other females fighters can only do more harm then good. Of course as I’m saying this I realize that this weekend we’ll be witnessing a light-heavyweight championship fight between the light-heavyweight champion and a middleweight – thanks to some slick verbal assaults and the best hair in MMA.
In any case it seems as if Hyatt was forced to explain the situation before it spiraled out of control. With that said let’s sit back and watch as this story begins to do exactly what Hyatt wanted to avoid – spinning out of control.
(Photo via Bec “Rowdy” Hyatt’s Facebook page)