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6/20/11 4:41 AM
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6/20/11 4:49 AM
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The solution for eye pokes is for fighters to close their hands in the striking phase. There is no reason for this to happen other than carelessness.

Groin kicks are generally caused by a lack of speed and accuracy. You rarely see a good Thai fighter hit the cup on an inside leg kick.

Frankly, it reflects poorly on a fighter's professionalism when they incur these infractions.
6/20/11 6:31 AM
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 Segal goggles
6/20/11 6:55 AM
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K-Dub-"T" -  Segal goggles



Of all the suggestions on here, goggles seem like the most reasonable thing to implement. Changing the gloves would handicap the wrestlers.


The only concerns I have with goggles are:
1. How to prevent fogging
2. How to keep good peripheral vision
3. How to prevent the goggles from providing an unfair advantage (IE - maybe they act as too much of a cushion and prevent potential knockout)....preventing broken orbital injuries might be a benefit however.
4. How to prevent NEW types of injuries (example - if the fighter gets elbowed in the face, they don't press down into their flesh like cookie cutters).
5. How to keep the goggles in place and stable during the fight. If the fighter manages to escape a guillotine (for example), will it strip away the goggles and they'd have to pause the fight?
6/20/11 7:00 AM
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6/20/11 7:00 AM
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6/20/11 7:01 AM
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6/20/11 7:02 AM
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6/20/11 7:05 AM
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6/20/11 7:11 AM
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If those helmets ever made it into UFC, there would be aall kinds of advertising plastered on top of it LOL.

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6/20/11 8:01 AM
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kudo and those face masks are ghey.
6/20/11 8:01 AM
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WRESTLENOW - they need to bring back the pride gloves!!!

Not many people got eye poked with the fingers in pride because the curve that comes over the finger and holds them down making it hard to fully extend the fingers when you punch. its 100% true, go look at old pride fights, all the eyepokes are from thumbs.


I have to agree here. I just put my pair of unused Pride fighter gloves on to check it out. The definitely maintain a semi closed fist position. You have to use a bit of force to open your hand out wide. They still wont protect against the grapplers lead hand eye poke.

Maybe a rule change whereby attacking fist strikes: fist must be closed after forearm moves past the side of body or....only defencive techniques can utilise open hands.
6/20/11 8:31 AM
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Joe why don't you build a prototype and patent it then shop it around to companies and make some money! Then hire lobbyists to work it into MMA Phone Post
6/20/11 10:31 AM
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The best solution for this is a pair of gloves that are made like regular gloves with the padding on the knuckles, but also a pocket covered in thin padding that the hands slide in so you can still have wrist control. They would look like speed bag/heavy bag gloves, except if you turn your hand over, you can still see the palm but your fingers would be tucked into the padded sleeve. Phone Post
6/20/11 10:37 AM
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To get a better idea of what I'm saying, just put a sock on your hand, then slide your hand into a UFC glove or MMA glove. Yes with the sock on your fingers can't go inside the loops, but my point is for you to look at the fingers while they're in the sock and imagine padding over the top of the fingers and knuckle region. That way your hands can open and close with ease but its like your whole hand is covered in thin padding, but the knuckle regions/joints to open and close your hands AREN'T covered so your hands can close/clasp. Phone Post
6/20/11 11:00 AM
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I didn't read all 7 pages, so I'm not sure if anybody else said this or not - but a speed bag type glove would also eliminate people grabbing the fence all the damn time.
6/20/11 12:20 PM
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clevelandkid - I didn't read all 7 pages, so I'm not sure if anybody else said this or not - but a speed bag type glove would also eliminate people grabbing the fence all the damn time.


how bout the 1st post, did u read the 1st post?
6/20/11 12:30 PM
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90% of the time eye pokes happen when someone in measuring with their jab hand. In amateur boxing that is not allowed. Perhaps a similar rule can be put in place or at least say if you're going to measure with an open hand the fingers cannot point towards the face. You lose an Inch or two when you point you palm 1st rather than fingers though.

Or you could a piece of material that comes over the top of the knuckles and is bent a bit, so the fingers can't straighten out completely, that would make the hand roll off the face a bit more than let the fingers go straight in, you'd really have to claw at the eye to get it.
6/20/11 1:13 PM
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From a grappling perspective, seems like adding any material/bulk will decrease sensitivity, movement and dexterity.

What about just connecting the index and middle fingers? Aren't those the fingers most likely to poke eyes? Would connecting and covering them help?

Spock-gloves...?
6/20/11 2:17 PM
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How about deducting points whenever they catch someone with them like a groin kick or fining them. They need to be taught to close their hands when jabbing or throwing strikes. You're not a kitten pawing.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2013/2098568932_0fbc3c9f07_z.jpg


This is like a new form of eye gouging except that it is unintentional
6/20/11 2:19 PM
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Bruce Lee gloves in Enter the Dragon

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