Art Jimmerson wants Royce rematch, training Gi, still one glove


'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!"


tags: UFC   Royce Gracie (detail)  Art Jimmerson (detail)  


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bromaplata site profile image  

4/16/11 8:08 PM by bromaplata

Is that a UFC gi that I see him wearing? Say it isn't so. When did they start making those. I hope it's just a patch

GNPfan site profile image  

4/16/11 7:56 PM by GNPfan

Damn he looks old. How old is he now?

Barry Soetoro Jr site profile image  

4/16/11 7:34 PM by Barry Soetoro Jr

Ugh, what a horrible idea. This fight would be a lose-lose situation for Royce. He's gonna look bad regardless of the outcome.

Phil Cornelius site profile image  

4/16/11 6:41 PM by Phil Cornelius

I like Royce but he shouldn't be fighting in the UFC on the Rio card and certainly Art shouldn't be fighitng Royce

supersaiyan site profile image  

4/16/11 8:13 AM by supersaiyan

james toney gonna be feelin like a baffoon if Art beats Royce this time tho...and he will want a rematch with Couture

xeducatex site profile image  

4/15/11 9:34 PM by xeducatex

It's clearly a not the best way to do the Royce fight but the marketing is there. Rematch from the very first ufc!! Already u got the nostalgic thing going for u. Jimmerson is still a boxer and this fight will get the boxing world talking...that's another win. And of course the fact that Royce will completely smash him and add to the legacy of the ufc.... No matter how the fight goes they can air it on highlights over and over along with Royce weedend showing all his fights. It's dumb but it will make them alot more money than Royce vs a new guy who will smash him. I just wish it was kimo he was fighting

dermotfix site profile image  

4/15/11 8:56 PM by dermotfix

Fucking epic. Let it be, let it be. Let it be, let it be.

SnapLocally site profile image  

4/15/11 8:12 PM by SnapLocally

But in Wikipedia it clearly states that Tank was the first to wear MMA-type gloves in the UFC, there for it must be true.  

RickRude site profile image  

4/15/11 8:12 PM by RickRude

this is a total TROLL by the UFC, it will be F Shamrock or Miletich hopefully!!