Jones talks Fox fight outcome
BY: RRR Allanna Jones (2-2) was the fan favorite going into the semi finals of the all women tournament at CFA11, but came up short against her opponent Fallon Fox (3-0). Jones counted on her striking game, but it wasn’t enough as she tapped out to a submission in the third round at 3:36. We had the opportunity of asking her questions in regards to her loss and experience of CFA11. We asked her about walking out to Aerosmith’s “Dude looks like a lady” and more. Fox is the first trans gender mixed martial artist and the fight made history when it was aired nationally on AXS TV. Here are some questions: CFA: When did you decide to choose the Aerosmith song? Do you think that affected Fox mentally when she heard the song before walking out to the cage? Jones: Chose the song shortly after I took the fight. No, I didn’t think it affected Fox. CFA: What did you learn from the fight? Jones: I learn a lot from this fight a lot of things I didn’t do in the fight. I been back in the gym and have corrected my mistakes. CFA: What can you tell me about Fox’s fighting skill? Jones: Fox is a grappler. I can tell she is not a striker. CFA: Did you find her tired in the second round? Jones: Yes, I saw she was very tired after the first round. I should have push the past a little more. CFA: What’s next for you? Jones: What’s next is going back to training getting for that next fight. Yes, I was back in the gym that following week. CFA: What would you say to the critics who say Fox was sparing instead of going full blown? Jones: I would say give me the credit I deserve. Hearing that just makes it sounds like they don’t believe I am a skillful fighter. I went inside the cage and fought hard like I do every fight. I made mistakes in the fight, if I hadn’t made them I could have change the outcome. I just want to put this fight behind me and focus on the next fight. CFA: When is your next fight? Jones: I believe the next fight will be August for CFA, but I am trying to get a fight sooner than that.