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UFC 1 fighter Artwork Jimmerson passes away at age 60

UFC 1 fighter and longtime boxer Artwork Jimmerson has handed away on the age of 60.

Art Jimmerson, Royce Gracie, UFC 1, UFC

Jimmerson (0-1 MMA) is well-known for kicking off UFC 1 reverse jiu-jitsu phenom Royce Gracie (15-2 MMA) in November of 1993 and have become the primary individual in UFC historical past to lose by submission after tapping out to the Brazilian at 2:18 of Spherical 1. It was to be a really quick profession within the UFC.

Artwork famously wore just one glove into the cage, believing he may jab with that hand and use his energy hand (his proper), to knock out opponents.

A rematch between Artwork Jimmerson vs. Royce Gracie was rumored to happen in August of 2011 however by no means did materialize.

Artwork ‘One Glove’ Jimmerson was a former skilled boxer with a document of 33 wins (17 by KO) and 18 losses.

Jimmerson retired from boxing again in 2002 and went on to teach fighters in California.

The Jimmerson Household took to ‘Fb‘ with the information of his passing:

“Pricey Associates and Household, It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Artwork Jimmerson. Artwork was recognized for his love of God, household, and boxing. He might be deeply missed by all who knew him.”

The discover continued with:

“A funeral service to have a good time Artwork’s life might be introduced. We’re grateful for the outpouring of affection and assist throughout this troublesome time. Please maintain Artwork and his household in your ideas and prayers.”

Former UFC referee and present Bellator commentator John McCarthy paid tribute to Jimmerson on social media saying:

“Folks can say no matter they need about Artwork Jimmerson.”

“However Artwork Jimmerson was a person who practiced an artwork – the artwork of boxing – and have become extremely profitable with it.”

“He was courageous sufficient to take that artwork and take a look at it in opposition to one thing he had no data of.”

Do you will have any reminiscences of watching Artwork Jimmerson both at UFC 1 or on the boxing stage?

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