GR student gets MMA opportunity

A Green River High School student will get his first taste of mixed martial arts competition when he competes as an adult in Mississippi.

Beck Shields, 16, will fight in an amateur mixed-martial arts competition in Biloxi, Saturday at the Biloxi Civic Center for the Empire FC promotion. He currently trains at both Rocks Boxing and Wyo. Faction gyms in Rock Springs. “I’m more excited than anything,” Beck said about his upcoming fight.

His mother Jamie said they decided to take the fight because they felt it was a great opportunity for him. the appearance will be a homecoming for Beck, who was b...


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