Fights Gone By w/ Jack Slack

Jack Slack examines the ins and outs of upcoming bouts, the history of martial arts and the fight game, and the technical and strategic side of combat.

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Jack Slack examines the ins and outs of upcoming fights, the history of martial arts, and the science of combat.
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2019-09-20 13:55
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Ep 167: Rodriguez vs Stephens - Everybody Gonna Gas Out

We get ready for elevation and smog to give Jeremy Stephens a heart attack.

Ep 166: Gaethje vs Cerrone Recap

Justin Gaethje, MMA saint, did in another top lightweight on Saturday night and we just couldn't be happier.

Ep 165: Church of Gaethje III - This Time It's Donald Cerrone

Can Donald Cerrone overcome the pressure fighter this time?

Ep 164: Khabib vs Poirier Recap

Smeshy smeshy.

Ep 163: Khabib vs Poirier Preview

We ask whether slick shoulder rolls and a jab can stop a double. 

Ep 162: Weili Zhang vs Jessica Andrade Preview

We talk about UFC Shenzen. That's about it.

Ep 161: Bellator Level Effort

We briefly touch on the uninspiring Bellator card this weekend, then talk about learning resources for people who like grappling and hitting other people. 

Ep 160: UFC 241 - Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier II Recap

We talk big boys, roidy boys, and not boys.

Ep 159: Valentina's Triumphant Return to Form

You want it, you need it. We recap Valentina Shevchenko's most boring performance to date.

Ep 158: UFC Uruguay Preview

We're definitely going to talk about Valentina Shevchenko this time, guys...

Ep 157: The Most Honourable Fight of the Weekend

ONE and UFC went head to head this weekend, and in the eyes of your boi, the honourable Asian promotion put out the better product.

Ep 156: The Best Flyweight in ONE And Demetrious Johnson

We wax lyrical about local lad turned good, Jonathan Haggerty. Also DJ is fighting. 

Ep 155: Who the FW GOAT?

We talk about Hung Gar, Felicia Spencer, and Rizin 17.

Ep 154: UFC 240 Preview

We get excited for Max Holloway versus Frankie Edgar and some other cool fights that don't involve heavyweights.

Ep 153: Edwards vs RDA Recaps

We reflect on Leon Edwards' continued understated excellence and dance around the most recent Jon Jones allegations.

Ep 152: Ass Up Mastery

We talk China's social credit system, Imanari rolls, and whether striking is more complex than grappling.

Ep 151: What Even Is This Card?

We take a look at Ladd vs De Randamie and... other fights?

Ep 150: The Quickest Knockout, the Thickest Rumble

Jorge Masvidal knocked out Ben Askren in five seconds and we’re going to try to fill a whole ten minutes with it.

Ep 149: UFC 239 Preview

Ben Askren vs Jorge Masvidal and a couple of champions versus questionable challengers. It's UFC 239.

Ep 148: Can Ngannou beat Stipe and DC Now?

We reflect on Francis Ngannou drubbing yet another old heavyweight in a few seconds.

Ep 147: Ngannou vs Dos Santos Preview

The heavyweight division's top bangers are about to go at it and the vanilla midgets are co-main eventing.

Ep 146: Gegard Mousasi - An All Time Good

We discuss Gegard Mousasi's loss to fringe top 20 middleweight and now MW GOAT, Rafael Lovato Jr.

Ep 145: Will Jesus Let Rory's Hands Go?

We try to recover our hype for the Bellator welterweight tournament, weeks after Rory MacDonald said his heart isn't in it anymore.

Ep 144: Let's Be Honest About Valentina

A humbled Jack returns to give the champ her dues.

Ep 143: UFC 238 Preview

We discuss the best looking card in a long old time. 

Ep 142: Goodbye Alexander Gustafsson

We recap a rare weekend of fights which mostly took place at a reasonable time in the UK. Also Gus retired.

Ep 141: Gustafsson vs Smith + Some Weeb Shit

We try to get excited for a UFC Fight Night topped by 3 light heavyweight fights, and touch on Rizin 16.

Ep 140: Friendship Ended with Chatri, Now Dana is My Best Friend

We discuss the uproar over ONE's most recent backstage tomfoolery.

Ep 139: So ONE is Better Now...

Sage Northcutt got knocked out, proving that ONE is actually the best.

Ep 138: Dos Anjos vs Lee Previews


Ep 137: FGB 137: Errybody Mad About the Slam

A cute girl got dunked, now it's time to ban the move.

Ep 136: Bellator 221 + UFC 237 - A Fat Stack of Bangers

Great cards all around this weekend!

Ep 135: Donald Cerrone - Dad MF

Turn back now, all those fights were bad (except Cerrone - Iaquinta)

Ep 134: Jacare vs Hermansson Recap

Jack Hermansson breaks the Filthy Casual's curse and Slacky is relieved.  

Ep 133: Everyone's Talking About Cory Sandhagen

We finally give Cory Sanghagen the praise he's been due, ahead of his fight with John Lineker this weekend.

Ep 132: Rizin 15 and UFC St. Petersburg Previews

We break out the Rena Kubota body pillow and talk about the two and a half good fights booked for this weekend. 

Ep 131: Katamari Kelvin Gastelum

We recap a weekend of arm rolls and shoulder rolls - all of Jack's favourites.

Ep 130: Holloway vs Poirier 2, T.J. Dillashaw Fallout

It all hits the fan as T.J. Dillashaw receives an immediate two year ban.

Ep 129: Gaethje vs Barboza Recap, ONE New Era Event

Welcoming back the lapsed Justinians to the church of Gaethje. Oh ye of little faithje. 

Ep 128: Grappler Slaki

What a shitty, shitty card that was. So let's talk about anime instead.

Ep 127: Thompson vs Pettis and the Fight to Kill the Flyweight Division

We talk about the weird main event coming up between welterweight Stephen Thompson and one time featherweight Anthony Pettis, as well as Jack's theories over how the UFC will kill off the flyweight division with Jussier Formiga as the instrument.  

Ep 126: Darren Till vs Jorge Masvidal Recap

We recall Jorge Masvidal's one-night run through the welterweight division.

Ep 125: Fight Night - Brexit Edition

We discuss the latest Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson drama, then get into the weeds with some Big Fight analysis.

Ep 124: The Art of Being a Filthy Casual

We discuss Junior dos Santos' whooping of Derrick Lewis and ask does one choose to be a filthy casual, or is one born a filthy casual?

Ep 123: Fight Night - Chunky Dudes (But Mainly a Q&A)

Ahead of a largely unremarkable UFC card, we take some questions.

Ep 122: A Blast from the Past

We recap the weekend's events and discuss fighters from the past who could still be top ten in their division today. 

UFC 235: Zabit vs Jezza

We discuss the UFC 235 card and why nothing matters more than Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Jeremy Stephens

Ep 120: Goodbye, Georges St. Pierre

We recall the wonderful career of Georges St. Pierre and shake our heads over the new interim title match.

Ep 119: Oof...

Well, that weekend of fights really was... something.

Ep 118: Velasquez vs Ngannou Preview

We take a quick half hour to chat about the youngest old man in the heavyweight division, against the oldest young man.