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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2019-01-16 08:17
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2019-01-15 21:18
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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.

FGB 78: The Bin Man Caught These Hands

We discuss Bellator 198, Rizin 10, ACB 86, Karate Combat, and everything that happened in a fortnight without the UFC. We also slag off rings for a while.

FGB 77: Has Scott Coker Lost his Damn Mind?

We discuss Lee vs Barboza, Fedor vs Mir, and the beginning of the end for Bellator.

FGB 76: Gaethje vs Poirier Star Ratings

We recap the early fight of the year candidate between Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier.

Ep 75: Gaethje vs Poirier Previews

We discuss the assumed fight of the year - Justin Gaethje vs Dustin Poirier, and some strange news about the UFC, ESPN and NBC.

FGB 74: Zabit's Habits, UFC 223 Star Ratings

We award our highest rating yet, moan about some awful women's bouts, and establish Renato Moicano as a top boy. 

Ep 73: UFC 223 Previews, Zab Judah

We look forward to UFC 223 and wonder if the main eventis in jeopardy after rumours broke that Nurmagomedov had suffered a knockout at the hands of Zab Judah.

FGB 72: Volkov vs Werdum Star Ratings

We discuss the London Fight Night card and pass judgement on the fights.

FGB 71: UFC 220 Recaps + Slacky Star Ratings

We unveil the new Slacky star ratings and recap all the weekend's fights.

Ep 70: Return of the Slack

We discuss Jon Jones' disastrous hearing, everything that happened in the last two weeks, and Ortega vs Edgar.

FGB 69: Machida vs Anders, KSI vs Weller, Valentina's Big Mismatch

We discuss the ridiculous mismatch the UFC put together for Valentina Shevchenko, the Anders - Machida bout, and Youtubers who can't fight getting more interest than Jacare vs Brunson II.

FGB 68: Machida vs Anders Preview

We discuss Machida vs Anders, Valentina Shevchenko's obvious tune up, and some listener questions.

FGB #67: Jacare vs Brunson / Bellator 193 Reviews and Fallout

We discuss Lorenz Larkin saving a dreadful Bellator card, kiais in women's MMA, and Derek Brunson running in chin-first once again.

Ep 66: Where ya goin', Paul?

We discuss the news from the week and answer listener questions.

Ep 65: UFC 220 and Bellator 192 Recaps

We discuss all the fallout from UFC 220: Miocic vs Ngannou and Bellator's title fight between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima.