1. My Favourite Fight

    When discussing possibilities for my last Bleacher Report piece, the idea which I was most taken by was that of my favorite fight...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 10,177 reads 25 comments

  2. Hendo vs. Shogun: The Lost Art of the Sneaker

    I want to take a look at something that is both painfully absent from most fights and very much in vogue at the moment following Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio "Shogun" Rua II: striking out of the clinch...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 14,541 reads 34 comments

  3. Jack Slack's Best Of: Body Shots

    Body work (the act of hitting the midsection) is severely underused in mixed martial arts. That much is no secret. In fact, I'm one of the people who appreciate body work so much that I consider it underused in many pure boxing matches as well...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 12,248 reads 33 comments

  4. So You Think You Can Spot Sloppy Footwork?

    I'm going to talk briefly today about something which you will see over and over again. A fighter wins or loses, and the forums are flooded with posts about how he has bad footwork...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 24,011 reads 43 comments

  5. Lawler vs. Hendricks: The Strangest Great Fight of the Year

    Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler , at UFC 171 in Dallas on Saturday night, was one of the strangest fights I've ever seen. It was also easily my favourite fight of the year so far...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 29,587 reads 41 comments

  6. Carlos Condit: King Opportunist

    Carlos Condit is a mixed martial artist for the fans. He finishes fights, and even when he loses, he does so while looking for the knockout or submission at every opportunity...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 17,043 reads 43 comments

  7. MMA: The Weekend's Best Knockout Finishes

    This weekend was a real treat for fight fans. It was one of those brilliant Saturdays where the stars aligned (or promoters failed to consider each other) and there was a UFC card, a GLORY kickboxing card and a boxing card on the same night...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 12,031 reads 17 comments

  8. Mirko 'Cro Cop' Filipovic in 5 Moments

    This weekend, Glory 14 will take place in Zagreb, Croatia, and the card will be headlined by a bout between Remy Bonjasky and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 15,247 reads 17 comments

  9. Dong Hyun Kim: A Step Backward?

    On Saturday, Dong Hyun Kim starched John Hathaway in Macau at The Ultimate Fighter: China finale. Landing a brutal spinning elbow as Hathaway came in, Kim recorded only the third finish by spinning arm strike in UFC history...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 18,262 reads 65 comments

  10. Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson: What Is the Secret of His Power?

    Perhaps the Wonderboy hype was premature when he knocked out Dan Stittgen and signed to fight Matt Brown...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 15,205 reads 18 comments

  11. Maia vs. MacDonald: The Full Breakdown

    UFC 170 was a fairly bland card in terms of star power Saturday night from Las Vegas. It wasn't helped by the last-minute replacement of Rashad Evans by Patrick ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 8,697 reads 30 comments

  12. Better Strikers Than Ronda Rousey, Part 1: Hisae Watanabe

    If you spend any amount of time on an MMA website in your day (and the fact that you're here suggests that you do), you will likely be unable to avoid seeing " Ronda Rousey : [passing remark made into something bigger]" two or three times a day...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 12,853 reads 11 comments

  13. Gegard Mousasi Versus Lyoto Machida: The Full Breakdown

    As with any Monday morning after a card, fans are looking to outdo each other with declarations of how bored they were by UFC Fight Night 36. Which is fair, because the majority of the card stank...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 10 months ago 12,184 reads 13 comments

  14. Lyoto Machida: Old-School Karate

    I've written plenty about Lyoto Machida 's karate over the past two years, but I thought we would try something different...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 28,710 reads 54 comments

  15. Gegard Mousasi in 5 Moments

    Gegard Mousasi just isn't as well known as he should be. Despite being considered one of the better fighters in whichever division he chooses to compete in, he just hasn't made a big name for himself among UFC fans yet...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 16,051 reads 49 comments

  16. Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson vs. the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    Anthony "Rumble" Johnson has been at the centre of a whole heap of criticism throughout his career. With the announcement that he will return to the UFC against Phil Davis, many are still critical of his chances as a UFC light heavyweight ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 14,083 reads 25 comments

  17. UFC 169: How Renan Barao Defended the Crown

    I am not into the " Urijah Faber is so close to greatness" narrative. In my book, and in the opinion of most who watched his featherweight performances in the WEC where he basically held the division up, he has already more than proven himself...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 13,324 reads 20 comments

  18. Can Urijah Faber Kill the King?

    Urijah Faber deserves the respect of everyone south of 155 pounds. There was a long time when the featherweight division was just him and Kid Yamamoto putting together highlight reels on opposite sides of the globe...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 19,113 reads 47 comments

  19. Jean Pascal Plays the Part of a Poor Man's Roy Jones Jr.

    In the buildup to last night's fight, Jean Pascal was accused of being a ninety-second fighter. The man who accused him of fighting just ninety seconds of each round was his opponent, Lucian Bute ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 12,857 reads 18 comments

  20. Andy Hug: The Greatest Kicker of All Time

    Last week I wrote a short piece called The One Minute Rivalry . It was about the rivalry between Andy Hug and Patrick Smith. This week I thought I'd have some fun with all the old K-1 footage I looked through...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 6,789 reads 17 comments

  21. Is Luke Rockhold Ready for a Rematch with Vitor Belfort?

    Luke Rockhold returned to form with a spectacular destruction of the dangerous Costas Philippou on Wednesday night. Afterward, Rockhold announced his desire for a bout with Michael Bisping and a rematch with Vitor Belfort ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 11 months ago 14,369 reads 65 comments

  22. The One-Minute Rivalry

    A fight is always greater than the sum of its components. On the surface, it is just two (or occasionally more) men in a ring, swinging at each other...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 12 months ago 7,903 reads 14 comments

  23. The Blackzilians: On the Upswing into 2014?

    The Blackzilians had a tough time of it last year. There was a point in time where the camp's name was the punchline. In the latter half of 2013, however, something clicked...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 12 months ago 28,843 reads 60 comments

  24. Benson Henderson: The UFC's Best Forgotten Fighter

    One mistake, and it all fell apart. Benson Henderson was in a position where he had been hundreds of times before: inside the guard and with his opponent moving for an armbar ...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 12 months ago 35,986 reads 162 comments

  25. UFC Fight Night 34: What We Learned from Saffiedine vs. Lim

    UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore was pretty much a success. The main event between Tarec Saffiedine and Hyun Gyu Lim was an absolute striking clinic, as Saffiedine outstruck the bigger, more powerful man with grace and seeming ease...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 12 months ago 23,782 reads 45 comments