Knuckle conditioning is necssary for anyone who plans on using them. If you are the type of guy who gets into fights when you don't have gloves on, you will want to condition your knuckles. However, there are also alternate ways to punch that you can use. Like palms of your hands. You will want to practice these some anyways just incase you break your hand an want to still defend your self.
Originally Posted by TxSanshou