There are two things in this world that I just can’t get enough of; MMA and awesomely bad 80’s movies. And I know with certainty that I am not the only one out there with this same love, but I may be the only one that sits and plays out imaginary fights between 80’s movies characters in my head.

Recently while perusing Nexflix I was pleasantly surprised to see one of my all-time favorite movies available to stream, Bloodsport. Immediately I hit play and was not disappointed. It had been a long time since I watched Bloodsport but it was just as great as I remembered it.

Of course this got the wheels in my head a turning and I asked myself, “What if Frank Dux (Jean Claude Van Damme’s character in Bloodsport) fought another legendary JCVD movie character, Kurt Sloan from the 80’s classic Kickboxer?”

First off it would easily be the greatest fight of all-time; move over Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, Sloan vs. Dux is here to take that crown.

By now everyone is well aware of the fact the real Frank Dux may be an absolute fraud and a disgrace to the integrity of the fighting arts, but the movie character is simply one of the baddest dudes ever. His speed, precision, power and will to win are unmatched and that is why he won the Kumite.

Kurt Sloan on the other hand is a person who watched as his brother was paralyzed, then sought revenge after seeking the training and wisdom of a Muay Thai master. Sloan eventually avenged his brother by defeating the evil Tong Po in an underground Thai fight fought in the “ancient way”; hands wrapped in rope, dipped in resin and then coated in glass.

In one corner you have a supremely technical Ninjutsu master in Dux and in the other corner have Sloan, a man who won a fight in which his opponent’s hands were covered in broken glass.

Sloan is a scary, crazy kind of tough; who fights with broken glass on their hands? But his Muay Thai style is most effective in close range. I have a hard time seeing how we would close in on the speedy Dux. Dux utilized a kick heavy attack and that would only increase the distance Sloan would have to cover.

With a decided skill and speed advantage Dux would eventually break Sloan to score another knockout victory.

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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.

  • inquiring mind

    We never got to see Sloans full potential. Po, being a vicious killer and king in the Muy Thai underworld, beat the crap out of Sloan because he let him do it. After his brother was rescued, the undisputed Po never made contact with Sloan ever again. I’m going with the late, great Kurt on this one

  • Diego Augusto

    Love Frank Dux, but Muay Thai is just a more efficient ass whooppin’ system. Kurt Sloan would demolish Frank through leg kicks, clinching, knees, elbows and pure toughness.

  • Aion Arkhe

    Frank Dux is easily the most OP character that not only has JCVD played, but really the most overpowered character period out of any of the casts. Dux beats anyone in any Van Damme movie and with relative ease. Even Chong Li only gave him fits because he blinded him and hell, that still didn’t work. Paco, basically the Bloodsport equivalent of Tong Po, gets completely ran over. Dux was a ridiculous character.