It has been a long time coming, but the UFC is finally allowing its fighters to wear their bare knuckle karate kitty gloves while they fight.
It was one of the big points of contention for many fighters, who were unhappy with how the gloves looked in the fight against Dan Henderson.
Many believed that was a sign that the fighters were disrespecting the karate rules, which forbid wearing bare knuckles.
“The rule book doesn’t say it,” UFC president Dana White said during a press conference last month, according to ESPN.
“There is a rule that says you must wear your gloves if you fight in the cage.
And the rule book says you have to wear your karate gloves.”
The rule says that you have the right to wear gloves if your opponent is wearing his karate.
“If you do have to, and you’re wearing your gloves, you’re allowed to wear them because you’re in the clinch and you are fighting, the referee is saying you have a right to defend yourself,” White said.
The rulebook does not explicitly say you must not wear the gloves during the fight, but if a fighter does decide to wear the karate, they must comply with the rules.