[Snippet] Jake Shields – Against All Odds

Against All Odds Monday, 18 April 2011 23:14 Anthony Springer Jr. Published in Ultimate MMA Magazine Everyone Assumes GSP Will Defeat Jake Shields and Then Face Anderson Silva In a Superfight … Almost Everyone After just a few minutes of action, a gassed Jake Shields found himself staring up at the clock. With more than…

Archives: “All Eyes On Kos”

The first byline, the first time I ever opened up the microphone on the radio, the first time I ever saw my name in print–all moments I’ll remember with pride. But the first cover story towers above all of those in significance. After ten years of work, I finally landed one–and it felt great. Springer_Koscheck_UMMA

Edgar: Penn’s latest wake-up call

FightNews.com Story by Anthony Springer, Jr. Photo by Chris Cozzone Much has been made of “The Prodigy” BJ Penn’s storied MMA career. At 13-6, Penn has won titles in two weight classes and soundly defeated some of the sport’s best fighters. However, when Penn dropped a decision to current light weight champion Frankie “The Answer”…

“Barbarian” at the gates

Story by Anthony Springer, Jr. Standing across the Octagon from a man trained in several martial arts could make the most experienced fighter nervous. That is, unless you’ve stood across the room from a group of unruly boys.