Former UFC fighter Jake Shields has gotten someone to take him up on the challenge he issued to trans men, well somewhat.
Shields, who has been outspoken on transgender issues, boasted he could take on 10 trans men in separate bouts without resting in between or training beforehand in a tweet. He posted the following in another tweet after no one accepted the challenge.
“A million views and not a single trans man has stepped up to accept my challenge. I’m starting to think they don’t have the balls to fight me.”
Well, he’s gotten at least one person to bite, with trans amateur wrestler Mack Beggs offering to go one-on-one and “f**k you up.”
“We just going to make this an official call out, but Jake Shields I will take you up on your offer,” Beggs said in an IG video (H/T Daily Mail). “But the offer isn’t going to be 10 versus one and 10 trans men you’re going to be fighting for the rest of the night.
“You’re going to do a one-on-one type match. You’re going to do it right. If you’re going to call yourself a fighter do it f***ing right. Like, that’s just f***ing disrespectful. It’s disrespectful to the sport of MMA for you to just be like ‘oh yeah let me just call out 10 trans men and I’ll f***ing whoop them.
“And [to ask] if there even is any trans man fighters out there. And there is. The fact that everyone is like ‘oh yeah like trans women are f***ing up the fighting world. Hey, we still here too bro. We still here, we’ve always been here.
“It’s the fact that y’all are so fixated and hyper-fixated and have some f***ing fetish with trans women that you even forget that we f***ing out here and we going to f*** you up. I’m specifically going to f*** you up Jake Shields.”
Shields has accepted the challenge, so the details will be ironed out in due time.
Beggs, who won the Texas state girls’ wrestling championship two straight years, was made to wrestle girls while transitioning as state law required students to compete under the gender featured on their birth certificates.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.