'Tank Abbot' is widely credited with being the first man to wear gloves in the Octagon. While that is technically true, the first man to wear a glove in the Octagon is prizefighter Art Jimmerson, who faced Royce Gracie at UFC 1 in 1993. Now a boxing coach at a California UFC Gym, Jimmerson has contacted Royce directly on Facebook and asked for a rematch:
Art Jimmerson It's great to hear from you! I heard UFC is going back to Brazil: What do you think about Royce Gracie vs Art Jimmerson 2? :-) :Let's continue the story where it STATRTED!
Royce did not seem fully committed, replying only with a:
However, Jimmerson is training hard in the gi, and hopes for a final hurrah.
"Royce will not dictate this one! I will not allow him to take me to the GROUND!"
"I want this SOOOO BAD! I want a chance to Redeem myself!"