.UFC Featherweight fighter Charles Jourdain has recently joked on Twitter about potentially competing as a female in the future.
After the transgender swimmer Lia Thomas made headlines for breaking records while competing as a female, the topic of transgender females competing in sports became more talked about than ever.
Following the trend, several MMA fighters have commented on the issue. The MMA star Jorge Masvidal recently condemned the swimmer and stated that it is unfair to have transgender women competing against biological females.
In a more lighthearted take, Charles Jourdain stated that he doesn’t want to ever compete as a female in the UFC, but not for the reasons that you’re thinking.
According to the fighter, it would be far scarier facing the women’s featherweight champion Amanda Nunes than facing the men’s featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski.
The only reason i'm not changing sexe to compete in UFC is because Amanda Nunes is scarier then Volk. I said it.
— CharlesAirJourdain (@JourdainAir) March 24, 2022
Nunes is widely regarded as the best women’s champion in MMA history. The 33-year-old Brazilian won UFC titles in two different weight classes. Nunes has defeated huge names like Ronda Rousey and Crys Cyborg. She has also beaten every single women’s bantamweight former champion during her bantamweight title run.
Even though the men’s featherweight champion is not being considered in the conversation for “Greatest of all time” yet, he is also a tall order for anyone to fight. Volkanoski has not lost a fight in almost a decade and is on a 20-fight win streak. He has beaten names like José Aldo and Max Holloway (twice).
Despite joking about title aspirations, Charles Jourdain still has a lot of work to do if he wants to fight for a title one day. The Canadian fighter is 3-3-1 in the UFC and has yet to get two wins in a row while fighting for the promotion.