Transgender MMA fighter Alana McLaughlin won his fight against a biological female on Friday night in the Combate Global prelims in Miami, Florida.
McLaughlin, a biological male, won his fight against his biologically female competitor Celine Provost. According to ESPN, he “used a rear-naked choke to get the finish at 3 minutes, 32 seconds of the second round.”
“In the first round, Provost rocked McLaughlin with punches several times and looked to be on the verge of a finish. But in the second, McLaughlin took Provost down, got her back and cinched in the choke.”
McLaughlin is a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces.
As he was declared the winner, McLaughlin wore a shirt that said, “End Trans Genocide.”
He is the second openly transgender MMA fighter, with Fallon Fox being the first.
Unsurprisingly, McLaughlin noted before the fight that it was difficult for him to find a woman who wanted to fight him.
“It was a nightmare trying to find an opponent,” he said. “I have nothing but respect for [Provost].”
If the t-shirt wasn’t enough, he also made clear that he was fighting in the name of “progress.”
“If we want to see more trans athletes, 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,” McLaughlin told Outsports. “It’s time for trans folks to be in sports and be more normalized.”
Behind the soft words, this picture of McLaughlin choking Provost during their fight reveals just what kind of “opportunities” he wants to be “normalized.”
Since when did we become a society where it is permissible for men to physically assault women in the name of “progress” or “trans rights.”
Make no mistake. That’s what happened during the fight’s 3 minutes and 32 seconds.
A biological male physically attacked a woman.
This issue of biological men competing in women’s sports is not a conservative vs. liberal issue.
It’s a women’s rights issue.
Transgender activists like to accuse those who don’t believe gender is fluid as “erasing their existence.”
In reality, it’s gender politics and transgender activists and athletes who are erasing women’s existence.
This is the real “war on women.”
Even left-wing English broadcaster Piers Morgan concurs.
In an op-ed he penned in The Daily Mail, Morgan notes, “Provost’s punches bounced off McLaughlin like a baby lion’s off its father, and when she was pinned to the ground, she couldn’t move and quickly tapped out … None of which is entirely surprising given that McLaughlin spent six years serving in the US special forces as a man.”
To tout his left-wing bona fides, Morgan makes sure to use she/her pronouns to describe McLaughlin throughout the op-ed.
But he aptly makes this salient point: “Celine Provost could have been killed as so-called ‘progressive feminists’ around the world welcomed and celebrated the event that could have caused it … As the verdict was announced, McLaughlin stood in a t-shirt saying: ‘END TRANS GENOCIDE’. But the real crime going on here is against women’s sport.”
On that account, he’s exactly right.
Real men protect women. When necessary, they do so at great cost to themselves. That’s why true masculinity is a virtue, not a vice, no matter what our modern society asserts.
What the MMA world saw on Friday was not progress.
It was regress.
Photo from Combate Global