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MMA gloves originate from Bruce Lee's Enter the Dragon

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  1. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    It's official!
    At least according to this article the inspiration for MMA gloves come from Lee's Enter the dragon scene where they allowed for striking and grappling which was adaptation from his training.

    The Godfather of MMA, Bruce Lee
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    "It may sound weird, but if you recall the movie “Enter The Dragon (1973)”, you may remember the first-ever mixed martial artist, Bruce Lee wearing strange gloves.
    Although they were similar to regular winter gloves, this broken-knuckle kempo looking gloves were smaller than boxing 8 oz and the space for the fingers was suitable for grappling, clinching and wrestling.
    Considering the popularity of the movie and Bruce Lee as an actor, it’s reasonable to believe the creators got their first idea in the movie theater."


    The inspiration for what we see today.

     
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  2. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

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    And still to this day, UFC gloves are crap.

    Even the ones that Bruce Lee was wearing curved the fingers and covered the thumb.
     
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  4. Reach4theSky Playin' a riddim

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    Way ahead of his time..

    Inspired so many..

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  5. KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Weren't they already in forms of point karate?
     
  6. Drugstore Cowboy

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    Real UFC gloves

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  8. The Chosen Red Belt

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    Was it Tank Abbott that first wore them in the UFC?
     
  9. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    I'm sure people on here will still find a way to shit on it because it involves Bruce Lee.
     
  10. HNIC215 Semper Fidelis...

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    This scene was so disrespectful…

    Goofy ass Quentin Tarantino FOH
     
  11. warriorsplay You can run but you can’t hide

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    Jesus Christ. Hope you aren’t trying to get into law school with your level or logic and reading comprehension.

    ‘It’s official’ vs some random basement writer dude writing ‘it’s reasonable’.
     
  12. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Theres more than 'random dudes' saying this. It's probably the strongest theory out there and definately the case where such gloves and such a format of combat got by far the most worldwide publicity makes it the most likely theory.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18738422
     
  13. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    Yes, unfortunately it was a cowardly mod who found a way this time by moving the thread immediately to an obscure sub forum.
     
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  14. VinceArch I am all of me.

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    A bit ridiculous. I wonder which mod?
     
  15. TheMaster Take The Road To Reality

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    I tried pm'ing one but they wouldn't say. Yes very ridiculous. You can try if you want, I think Bruce deserves more respect especially as this theory is one of the widely regarded ones for what inspired the mma format we see, yet I have yet to see anything about it before and the Bruce insulting has become a fashion round here now.
     
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  16. redjohndredd White Belt

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    Bruce suffers from the same thing as Manny Pacquiao. Both are legends as martial artists but the problem is their delusional fan base.

    I mean bikers in the 50s figured out that fingerless gloves are good for grabbing things too. This is not rocket science.
     

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