Jack Slack

boxing

A Brutally Honest Look at Mike Tyson Versus Muhammad Ali

Though they hit their primes decades apart, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson remain the two most popular names in boxing. We take a look at the ins and outs of the hypothetical match up to end them all.
Jack Slack
9.9.17
FIGHTLAND

The Tactical Guide to Chris Weidman vs. Kelvin Gastelum

As he tries to prevent a fourth loss in a row, Chris Weidman's fall from grace is looking increasingly brutal. We assess the skills that made him so good, speculate on his decline, and examine how he matches up with Kelvin Gastelu
Jack Slack
7.20.17
FIGHTLAND

Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson: Better Opponent, Same Fight

If Michael Johnson was better than the rest of the opponents on his record, Justin Gaethje didn't seem to care. We examine the instant classic, and the fan friendly style of MMA's most masochistic knockout artist.
Jack Slack
7.11.17
FIGHTLAND

Jack Slack's Tactical Guide to Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker

The UFC middleweight division can't stop throwing up compelling match ups and Robert Whittaker versus Yoel Romero might be the best of the bunch. We compare the styles of the Kiwi head kicker and the Cuban smashing machine.
Jack Slack
7.6.17
FIGHTLAND

Wushu Watch: Neckbeards and Nunchucks

We examine the fascination with archaic weaponry, from the desire to tie everything up with nunchucks to the practice of anime swordsmanship.
Jack Slack
6.22.17
FIGHTLAND

Jack Slack's Tactical Guide to Chinzo Machida vs. James Gallagher

We look at the best fight of Bellator NYC.
Jack Slack
6.20.17
FIGHTLAND

Hunt vs. Lewis: Draining the Giant

Faced with a man who could hit every bit as hard as him, and absorb his heaviest blows, Mark Hunt rose to the occasion. We examine the Super Samoan's dismantling of the Black Beast, Derrick Lewis.
Jack Slack
6.13.17
FIGHTLAND

Kazushi Sakuraba's War on the Guard

Early in Sakuraba's career, Brazilian fighters realised that they could stall him out in the guard. The jumping stomps, sliding side kicks and cartwheels Sakuraba developed to counter this helped turn the Japanese stand-out into MMA's greatest icon.
Jack Slack
6.8.17
FIGHTLAND

How Max Holloway Killed the King

Max Holloway put the pace on Jose Aldo in a way no one has ever been able to before. We examine the beautiful movement and feints of the new featherweight champion.
Jack Slack
6.6.17
FIGHTLAND

Uppercuts and Sprints: Jack Slack Reviews Gustafsson vs. Teixeira

Alexander Gustafsson's masterful knockout of Glover Teixeira was not without its critics. We examine the idea of running in mixed martial arts.
Jack Slack
5.30.17
FIGHTLAND

Jack Slack's Tactical Guide to Glover Teixeira vs Alexander Gustafsson

With the light heavyweight division falling apart around them, Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira meet to decide who gets a crack at the winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones. We examine the styles of both men and ask how much is left in the tank.
Jack Slack
5.25.17
FIGHTLAND

MacDonald vs. Daley: In the Court of the Crimson King

Rory MacDonald made short work of Paul Daley while barely breaking a sweat at Bellator 179. We review the one-sided dominance of MacDonald, and the catch wrestling stylings of Linton Vassell.
Jack Slack
5.23.17
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