The gloves used in MMA have never been a perfect fit for the sport and have led to a lot of eyepokes over the years. To try and change this, UFC president Dana White says they're working on making a new type of glove.
UFC welterweight Jason High talks about what he believes to be the best solution to eye pokes in MMA, and that's a simple change to the rules in allowing a fighter five minutes to recover from an accidental poke to the eye.
Gian Villante lost to Ovince St. Preux at UFC 159 by technical majority decision after an errant eye poke temporarily blinded him. Referee Kevin Mulhall stopped the fight without consulting the attending physician, a rule UFC now hopes to change.
Find out which one of your favorite fighters was benched following their performance at UFC 159, which took place last Sat. night (April 27, 2013) at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Fair warning, few escaped without some time off.
With foul strikes to the eye happening more frequently than ever before, there is a serious need for athletic commissions to come down hard on fighters that cause them, regardless of them being a careless accident or a malicious intent.
Jon Jones talks about his broken toe suffered in win over Chael Sonnen in UFC 159 main event at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on April 27, 2013, revealing that he thought his foot "got caught in a hole" inside the Octagon. True story.
Shortly after the conclusion of UFC 159, the New Jersey SAC released the full medical suspensions for all 24 fighters that appeared on the card. Most notably, headliner Jon Jones will be suspended until he's cleared by an orthopaedic doctor.
UFC 159 results recap online of "Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen" event-led under card "Prelims" mixed martial arts (MMA) matches, which featured six fights on Facebook and FX from Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on April 27, 2013.