Richard Kuklinsky


Richard Kuklinsky

34 years old

250 lbs


Richard Kuklinsky is an American MMA fighter and LGBTTTQQIAA activist. He was born in Dumont, NJ in 1990 as Yvonne Simmons. He recalls struggling with his birth-assigned gender as early as five or six years old. As a teenager, Richard believed he may have been a gay female, but learned about the term transgender at the age of 16. In 2009 he officially changed his name and underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a man. He started his MMA career two years later.

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