UFC pioneer Art 'One Glove' Jimmerson dies at age 60

UFC leader Art “One Glove” Jimmerson passed away Wednesday at age 60, his child stated.

Jimmerson combated at UFC 1 as boxing’s agent. He’d been an effective professional fighter in 3 various departments and represented his discipline at UFC 1 on Nov. 12, 1993. He notoriously used just one glove into the cage, thinking he might jab with that hand and utilize his power hand, his right, to knock out challengers.

But that night, he encountered ultimate UFC 1 winner and future MMA legend Royce Gracie. Gracie took Jimmerson down before he might land a punch, and Jimmerson tapped out in 2:18. It was the very first submission in UFC history.

In later years, Jimmerson qualified fighters, varying from pros to newbies, in the Los Angeles location.

“People can state whatever they desire about Art Jimmerson,” renowned previous UFC ref John McCarthy stated. “But Art Jimmerson was a male who practiced an art — the art of boxing — and ended up being exceptionally effective with it. He was brave enough to take that art and test it against something he had no understanding of.”


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