Two players fighting in a ring of six sides is called MMA or Mixed Martial Arts. It consists of a number of types that include karate, judo, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, boxing and even kick boxing. Players can use both hands and the legs for a fight as MMA is a full contact fight sport. Both players can use the techniques of striking and grappling on their opponents in a match. Olymics does not include the sport MMA and there is very little chance that it ever will be included. In the early days MMA was considered a dangerous sport as it can even be used to kill a person, but now it is a different story. After the creation of the Ultimate fighting Championship in 1993, the rules of this sport were made a lot safer which resulted in the sport becoming more popular and more watched. These days MMA is an equal level with both wrestling and boxing. Because of its growing popularity it now even has a pay per view. It is necessary to use mma gloves while fighting to save yourself and others. A lot of rules have been implemented in MMA when two players fight. Rules including both the weight and the equipment is overseen. Players don't use other than gloves during a fight. For grappling players use gloves with finger holes in them. A player can protect his hands from cuts and bruises using these gloves. A special tape is wound around the hand of the player to avoid any damage to the fist. There are different types of gloves concerning the weight that are used by players to fight another player in the ring. Some gloves are heavier and some are lighter. There are two categories of gloves concerning weights:
1. Four oz gloves are used during a fight by professional players.
2. The amateur players who have just started fighting have to wear gloves that are 6 oz (ounces) heavier. This is because as they are new to this sport and they have to protect their fists.
There have been many debates on the usage and the safety of gloves in fights. Players cannot hit on the head unlike boxing as it may cause heavy damage. Because of this in MMA it is a foul if a person hits on the head of the opponent . Not only this is harmful for the other player but it may also cause damage to the striking player's hand. Mma gloves are the basic requirement to avoid injuries. It is revealed through the researches that small gloves never result in big problems, the actual problem arises because of big gloves which result in big injuries. Injuries through these gloves are mostly injuries to the brain or injuries to the eye. Boxers never hit the competitors on the face or brain as because of no availability of gloves long term fractures were expected. 4oz gloves are for professionals and 6oz are for amateur and these are the only two types of mma gloves. To avoid any kind of injury 6oz is used and they increase the protection too. To avoid dangerous injuries the amateurs must wear these gloves throughout learning process.