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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2019-05-24 10:56
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2019-05-23 14:31
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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.

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.