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Fighter who said Fallon Fox should be banned from MMA is banned for cheating

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Ashlee Evans-Smith said Fallon Fox shouldn't be allowed to fight due to perceived unfair advantages. Then Evans-Smith cheated trying to gain...an actual unfair advantage.

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Professional MMA fighter Ashlee Evans-Smith has been suspended and fined by the UFC after she tested positive for banned substances following UFC 181 in December. From MMAFighting.com:

Evans-Smith, 27, tested positive for the diuretic hydrochlorizide following her first-round submission loss to Raquel Pennington on Dec. 6 at UFC 181. The fight marked Evans-Smith's UFC debut, which she accepted on short notice due to a late dropout by Pennington's original opponent Holly Holm.

According to Bloody Elbow, "since neither Evans-Smith nor a representative was present at the hearing, the NAC took that as an admission of use."

What's particularly galling is Evans-Smith's objections to Fallon Fox. Evans-Smith beat Fox in the championship match of a tournament in 2013 after Fox came out publicly. Following the match - again, which Evans-Smith won - the woman who won the championship had this complaint:

"I don't feel like Fallon should fight dudes," she said. "I don't feel like she should fight women. I feel like there should be a unique organization for those needs. She did have an advantage. She definitely did."

So according to Evans-Smith, Fox should be banned from mixed martial arts because of a perceived unfair advantage (despite being licensed by the Florida State Boxing Commission), yet Evans-Smith went out and took banned substances to gain...an unfair advantage.

It's another example of the hypocrisy in sports, where some of the people putting out the most misinformation about the "advantages" of trans athletes are the very people actually breaking the rules to get unfair advantages themselves.