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After last nights glove debacles, I revisited an interview I did with UFC featherweight contender, Cub Swanson, who detailed the problems he found with MMA gloves.

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Post #1   4/28/13 8:57:27PM   

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Between this, the cups, grounded opponent rules, debacles with refs and judges, I think it's easy to say that the UFC needs an overhaul.

Post #3   4/29/13 1:59:18AM   

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Cub is the man!! They need to address this problem ASAP before more people get hurt bad and maybe have their careers ended!!! I thought that Belcher's eye was actually bleeding from a cut right on his eye but I guess it was the eyelid after reading articles about it. Still though it's very likely someone loses and eye and is blinded permantly if they don't fix the problem soon!!!

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Give me a pair of mittens, a bag of marshmallows, Elmer's glue and 5 minutes. Then I'll show you the future of mma gloves.

Post #5   4/29/13 10:24:48AM   

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Cub makes good points, and I'm sure there are other good suggestions out there. Maybe we need to start tweeting this to Dana so he'll pay attention to it.

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Posted by scoozna

Cub makes good points, and I'm sure there are other good suggestions out there. Maybe we need to start tweeting this to Dana so he'll pay attention to it.



lol. I hope you bring it to his attention so he can berate you on twitter. The day Dana White cares about mma fans is the day Faber gets his belt back.

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Posted by scoozna

Cub makes good points, and I'm sure there are other good suggestions out there. Maybe we need to start tweeting this to Dana so he'll pay attention to it.



lol. I hope you bring it to his attention so he can berate you on twitter. The day Dana White cares about mma fans is the day Faber gets his belt back.



He probably would berate me, we know he does that. It could be fun just to get a rise out of him. But I tell you what, if he keeps having events like he did Saturday night, he's gonna start thinking about changing things up.

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I think most of the eye poking issues could be solved by the referees. The refs need to get strict with the warnings about open hands and fingers near the opponents face. A few lost points and/or DQs and I bet you see the number of pokes go down dramatically. The fighters will be much more careful You might be able to modify the gloves somewhat in order to prevent some of these pokes but I feel the main answer lies with the referees.

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Posted by Sir_Karl

I think most of the eye poking issues could be solved by the referees. The refs need to get strict with the warnings about open hands and fingers near the opponents face. A few lost points and/or DQs and I bet you see the number of pokes go down dramatically. The fighters will be much more careful You might be able to modify the gloves somewhat in order to prevent some of these pokes but I feel the main answer lies with the referees.



the gloves are fine, this is the problem. these guys who do the the open palm push off near the face is crap and refs need to get on them. you cant do anything with the gloves without taking away from the grappling side of MMA so i don't know how you can change the gloves.

Post #10   4/29/13 6:56:22PM