‘One Glove’ Jimmerson Passes Away At 60 – ‘RIP’

Former UFC fighter Art Jimmerson, known as ‘One Glove,’ has passed away at 60. 

Jimmerson was one of the first fighters to have competed in the UFC. He only had a single fight, but it left a mark on the sport. He faced Royce Gracie at UFC 1 in November 1993. He entered the fight wearing one boxing glove on his left hand, leaving the other uncovered. It failed to pay off, as Jimmerson lost via a first-round submission. Jimmerson became known for his lone glove, often making appearances with that style. His cause of death has not been publicly confirmed, but tributes have poured in for Jimmerson. 

“To fans of the UFC, Jimmerson will always be remembered for his pioneering match against Royce Gracie at UFC 1 in Denver, where he famously represented his sport of boxing by wearing one glove against the jiu-jitsu master. Jimmerson would lose that match by submission to the Brazilian, but he had etched his name in MMA history in the process, becoming an ambassador for the sport in future years, and even a coach at the UFC Gym in Torrance, California,” UFC

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