Jack Slack's written work for The Fight Primer, Vice Sports, and other publications.
For the fighter himself, brain cells are money in the bank, and each strike he takes is a cruel tax on his work. It is in everyone’s interest for the fighter preserve himself and to keep the prospect of food on his family's table for as long as he can and a mastery of movement and angling can do that.
Robert Whittaker has put on his greatest performances against grapplers, now he fights the first great striker he has met since his loss to Stephen Thompson.
We look at dancin’ Jack Hermansson and the former heavyweight banger, Jared Cannonier.
We take a look at one of Bellator's up-and-comers, Juan Archuleta. He fights Patricio Freire for the Bellator featherweight title in the opening round on the featherweight grand prix this weekend.
Edson Barboza and Paul Felder provide the striking chops on the UFC 242 card, while Islam Makhachev and Davi Ramos provide an intriguing sambo vs jiu jitsu match up
Despite the incredible improvements in Dustin Poirier’s boxing, he has yet to show us that he can consistently stay away from the fence or get up off it.
We take a look at the match up between Vasyl Lomachenko and Luke Campbell - a couple of Olympic medalists who have taken very different paths in going professional.
Sanda loves the side kick and spinning attacks, but the difficulty has always been playing those kicks off a more orthodox kickboxing style. We discuss how Weili Zhang combines the more square style of kickboxing with these kicks.
If Miocic wants to perform better in this matchup he needs to either find a way to land his jab and right hand—tough to do while Cormier’s palms are obstructing—or start throwing to the openings that are actually there.
They're monstrous finishers, they're suspiciously jacked, they're throwing juicing accusations at each other, and they're finally going to fight.
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We chat about the UFC Shenzen results and look forward to a night of wrestle humping along the fence.