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UFC pioneer dies aged 60

UFC pioneer dies aged 60

We say goodbye to a UFC pioneer as the mixed martial arts community mourns his passing.

UFC is celebrating its 31st year in the industry and has amassed many stars during this time. It is sad when their favorite fighters leave the sport. But the news of an ex-competitor’s death is even more devastating.

Art Jimmerson had 60 years on his age when his death was reported to the world. Jimmerson was well known for competing at the inaugral UFC 1 event, where he sported a single boxing glove on his left hand–ultimately earning him the nickname ‘One Glove’.

Jimmerson had been a well-respected boxer since 1983, and was the National Golden Gloves Middleweight Champion. The Missouri native stepped into the ring to fight for the last time in 2002 after having won 33 out of 51 matches.

Art Jimmerson was forever inscribed in history, when, on November 12, 1994, he competed for the first time at UFC 1, after a 15 fight winning streak.

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