VIDEO | Joe Rogan explains why MMA should have no gloves or wrist taping

By Russell Ess - May 4, 2016

UFC color commentator and well-versed martial artist Joe Rogan feels that MMA should not have any gloves or wrist taping for competition. Why? Rogan feels that the sport would actually be safer without them.

Rogan spoke about the subject on his podcast recently with guest Steve Maxell who is an American fitness coach, physical educator, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor.

Rogan and Maxell go over safety concerns that are involved with wearing gloves and wrist taping and how the sport would actually be safer without the two.

“I think the real answer is no gloves,” Rogan said in regards to making the sport of MMA safer. “Not only no gloves, no wrist taping cause I think one of the more difficult aspects about punching someone is that your wrist joint moves when you hit things. It makes it way harder and you have to concentrate to keep your first completely tight, make sure that your wrist doesn’t move when you make impact. And, you have to make impact with the first two knuckles primarily, otherwise, you could break your hand.”

Watch the video above to see more of what Rogan and Maxwell discuss regarding the safety concerns in MMA.

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