“There’s a lot of people that have some really strong feelings about the shape of the gloves right now and that they’re contributing to eye pokes. I’ve had some recent conversations with Dana White and with Lorenzo Fertitta and they’re of the opinion, I think, that the fighters need to be penalized more because the gloves have been the same for a long time, but back in the day, weren’t nearly as much of an issue. It happens. Guys get poked in the eye. It seems like it’s inevitable but Dana’s opinion is that they should be penalized. Every time there’s an eye poke, one point. It’s pretty harsh, but you wouldn’t do it.”
Taking to his podcast, Joe Rogan discusses the UFC’s outlook on eye pokes in the Octagon.