The Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad fundamental occasion of Saturday’s UFC Vegas 21 ended with an eye fixed poke and a No Contest. This is the reason Muhammad screamed.
The incident as soon as once more spurring requires higher gloves.
There’s a potential resolution.
Each Sterling and Laramie are referring to ONX gloves developed by two-time World MMA Awards MMA coach Trevor Wittman.
UFC Corridor of Famer Rashad Evans mentioned the gloves throughout an look final 12 months on The Joe Rogan Expertise podcast.
“As you recognize, if you get the gloves now, they’re like cardboard,” stated Evans, as transcribed by Ryan Harkness for MMA Mania. “They all the time wish to open your hand. This enables your fingers to remain in a pure fist locked place, and also you don’t gotta fear about that.”
UFC mild heavyweight “Smil’n” Sam Alvey was equally enthusiastic.
“These ONX gloves are unimaginable,” stated Alvey on his social community. “Trevor Wittman was my coach on the Final Fighter so once I broke my hand for the second time I hit him up. He despatched me a pair and I can punch as arduous as I can in opposition to, like, a brick wall since then. Extremely advocate the ONX gloves and as a lot of an issue I don’t assume the UFC gloves are at the moment, they may get higher and these ONX gloves are higher.”
Sadly, as Whittman defined throughout an look on the JRE MMA Present #96 (1:43:00 mark), he took the gloves to UFC president Dana White, who responded positively, however negotiations ended round UFC legal professional considerations round patent possession.
White has discovered methods to maintain a full 12 months of occasions throughout the COVID-19 international pandemic, and may probably work out methods to get the proper gloves for the game. No matter the price, it’s lower than broken corneas and fizzled fundamental occasions.