Anderson Silva: BJ Penn is better than GSP

Anderson Silva: BJ Penn is better than GSP

Thursday, December 16, 2010 11:55am

MMA NEWS

In a recent interview, Anderson Silva was asked about a potential super fight between himself and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. 'The Spider' decides to evade the question by saying...

Anderson Silva (In English)
"My opinion of Georges St-Pierre is ok... My friend BJ Penn is the best in the world. GSP is good, but The Prodigy is the best in the world. My opinion. He's a good guy."

Is this Silva's way of trying to get a fight with BJ Penn? In the past Penn has moved up in weight, fighting opponents such as Lyoto Machida.

Source: Cage Potato

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Wintrust Athlete of the Week: Austin O'Connor

Four years, four state championships. 

That's what St. Rita senior wrestler Austin O'Connor accomplished over the past four years, becoming the 15th wrestler in IHSA history to do so. The Mustangs' grappler went undefeated this season and finished his IHSA career with a record of 181-4. 

O'Connor is planning on continuing his time on the mat at the University of North Carolina next season. Learn more about O'Connor in the video above. 

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the Gym at EFT: Vertical jump training

In the latest installment of In the Gym at EFT, performance specialist Kerry Neal teaches some valuable techniques to improve an athlete's vertical jump. 

Former Western Michigan Linebacker Grant DePalma gives an assist by demonstrating the drills. An athlete's vertical is an important tool and can be the difference during evaluation.

Learn some valuable tips above and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.