Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone

During the mixed martial arts hour on Wednesday’s episode of AFTERNOON PRESS BOX on Sports Radio 560 WNSR, hosts Darren McFarland, Brad Hopkins, Chris Pappas and Ed Clay talked with former WEC lightweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (13-3, 1 NC) who will make his UFC debut this Saturday against England’s Paul Kelly (11-3).

Cerrone and Kelly will face off LIVE on Spike TV’s UFC 126 prelim show which airs prior to the Pay-Per-View main card.

Cerrone talked about how he matches up with the Brit and how it feels as he prepares for his first fight inside the UFC Octagon. He also discussed how he has improved as a fighter, his past beefs with Jamie Varner and his love of bull riding.

In addition to the interview with Cerrone, the guys also broke down the UFC 126 fight card and recapped the week in mixed martial arts news.

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The AFTERNOON PRESS BOX features an MMA hour which airs LIVE each Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT on Sports Radio 560 WNSR AM which can be heard in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee market or online on the WNSR website at WWW.WNSR.COM. It is one of the very few mixed martial arts shows you can listen to on traditional radio. ( is proud to be the exclusive home of the Afternoon Press Box’s MMA archives. If you ever miss the live broadcast on Wednesday afternoon, check back here at Wednesday evening (or Thursday) for the archived version.

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