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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2019-03-21 21:55
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2019-03-21 19:47
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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.

Ep 117: New Anderson, Anderson Classic, and Store Brand Silva

We discuss the feel good fight between Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya, and anticipate the weekend's Bellators.

Ep 116: The Johnny Walker Stripper Pants Title Fight Express

Johnny Walker continues his match towards a title and we still know precisely nothing about him.

Ep 115: Pour One Out for the GOAT

As the world comes around to the fact that the heavyweight grand prix was actually never good, we pour out one for the GOAT.

Ep 114: The Biscuit Tin Belt, Fedor vs Bador

We find ourselves in the peculiar position of being optimistically excited for a Fedor Emelianenko fight.

Ep 113: The Best Around (129 lbs)

We get ready for Mr. Cobra Kai and the Karate Hottie to square off for the belt of a division that no longer exists. It's much more interesting than it sounds.

Ep 112: Into the Ioleverse

On the eve of Christmas Eve, our hero is visited by the ghost of shit opinions.

Ep 111: Rough Night for the Boy Squad

We recap the last UFC card on Fox, Bellator's trip to Hawaii, and Jack's trip to the bookshop capital of Britain.

Ep 110: The Max Holloway Holloday Special

Max Holloway threw over 500 strikes at UFC 231, and we're going to give loving care to every single one.

Ep 109: UFC 231 - The Good Shit

We discuss the ins and outs of the Holloway - Ortega match up, run down the rest of the card, and talk about Greg Hardy getting his UFC debut.

Ep 108: A Tale of Two Tysons

We discuss all the action from the weekend and the news that Sage Northcutt is going to ONE.

Ep 107: The Last Ride of Chocolate Al

Francis Ngannou's back! Yair Rodriguez scored the knockout of the decade! Santiago Ponzibbio is a wrecking machine! But more importantly someone dragged Chuck Liddell's old ass out of bed and licensed him to get knocked stiff at age 48.

Ep 106: Tokyo Grift

We discuss the weirdest, wildest and possibly fakest fight to grace the news in a long old while: Floyd Mayweather vs Tenshin Nasukawa. We also recap UFC 230 and get nostalgic for old school self defence books.

Ep 105: UFC 230 - Cormier vs Dis Guy

We discuss the UFC 230 card, declare Anthony Smith to be an elite light heavyweight, and reminisce to the days when it was fashionable for a Japanese MMA fighter to adopt a gimmick and never work on the rest of his game. 

Ep 104: Crazy Rich Asians

We get eight figures lucrative and have cause to discuss ONE Championship for perhaps the first time ever.

Ep 103: The Big Bellator Fight Fixing Scandal

With accusations of fight fixing running wild against following Fedor vs Chael, our hero looks into it.

Ep 102: Conor vs Khabib - The King of Kings

We lay to rest the Conor - Khabib talk, reflect on UFC 229, and hype up Quintet 3.

Ep 101: Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov and Every Possible Outcome

After announcing that he doesn't have much to say on this fight, our hero yammers on for almost an hour about Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ep 100: A Century of Slack

In our 100 episode special we discuss Mousasi vs MacDonald, Koreshkov vs Lima, Tenshin vs Kyoji and much more.

Ep 99: Feeling Kinda Down

We discuss UFC Moscow, GGG vs Canelo II, and the passing of the great Kid Yamamoto.

Ep 98: Tyron Gets It Together

We recap the surprisingly better than it should have been UFC 228.

Ep 97: The UFC Guide to Cultural Sensitivity

Hold onto your jimmies, it's a Valentina heavy episode.

Ep 96: Return to the Church of Gaethje

We welcome those lapsed Gaethjians back to the church, with a healthy helping of SHAME.

Ep 95: When Acting Tough GOES WRONG

We discuss the memelicious James Gallagher fight, Darion Caldwell, Marvellous Marvin Hagler, and some other nonsense.  

Ep 94: The Fall of the House of Mouse

We discuss the end of the Demetrious Johnson era, TJ vs Cody, and everything that has happened while Jack has been away on the beach.

Ep 93: The Gravedigger's Ass

We revel in Jose Aldo's heart-warming victory over Jeremy Stephens, rant about 12-to-6 elbows, and look forward to UFC 227.

Ep 92: I'm Smart, Bro

With Rizin 11 and a banging UFC Fight Night on the door step, our hero considers Alvarez vs Poirier, Kyoji vs Sakuraba Jr., and whether Jeremy Stephens is still the world's most overrated finisher.

Ep 91: The End of the Rua Shogunate

E'rybody sad this week as Anthony Smith steamrolled the aged Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, but there was some joy to be had in the discovery of a new, slimmer version of Kelvin Gastelum.

Ep 90: The Welterweight Belly Tournament

Scott Coker produces something that is both delicious and nourishing, and our hero glugs it down.

Ep 89: From Towelgate to Two-Weight

With UFC 226 in the books, we examine Daniel Cormier's marvellous career and explain why he is definitely better than Cain Velasquez and maybe Fedor. 

Ep 88: The Big Bastard UFC 226 Preview Episode

After performing a fight dance for two weeks, the fight gods have summoned up a card so solid that not even a bus full of fighters getting injured could stop it from being great. We examine UFC 226 in all its glory. 

87: Waiting for Fights

We plonk ourselves down on the mat and talk about all the retirements and Bellator announcements while we wait for fighting season to start back up.

FGB 86: Slow Week in Singapore

Our hero discusses the hot new fight between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, and also other less desperate stuff.

FGB 85: Romero versus Whittaker II - A Once-in-a-Generation Rivalry

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fought themselves another all-time classic banger of a fight and we get to talk about it. 

FGB 84: UFC 225, Whittaker vs Romero and CM Punk is Also There

We lose our shit over the upcoming mega card that is UFC 225, with just enough time for it to all fall through before Saturday night.

Ep 83: Eulogy for the Career of His Fistic Majesty, Michael Bisping

We discuss the underwhelming Thompson vs Till bout, Bellator 200, and the career of the now retired Michael Bisping.

82: Darren Till Dawn

We banter about Darren Till versus Stephen Thompson, Bellator 200, etymology and shitty British period dramas.

FGB 81: Maia vs Usman - 30% Extra FREE

Two grapplers are going to awkwardly bang it out on the feet in Santiago, Chile, and Alexa Grasso gets another chance to make the hype train to leave the station.

FGB 81: Maia vs Usman Preview - 30% Extra FREE

Two grapplers are going to awkwardly bang it out on the feet in Santiago, Chile, and Alexa Grasso gets another chance to make the hype train to leave the station. 

FGB 80: Derngate, UFC 224 Post FIght Stuff

We get hype for the idea of Tito versus Chuck III and moan about fighters not unionizing. 

Ep 79: UFC 224, Bellator 199 Previews

We look forward to a weekend full of fights and take questions on guns and guard passers.