presents: Afternoon Press Box with Dominick Cruz

During the mixed martial arts hour on Wednesday’s episode of AFTERNOON PRESS BOX on Sports Radio 560 WNSR, Darren and the boys talked with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz (17-1), who has a title defense bout coming up on July 2 against the only person to ever defeat him, Urijah Faber.

Cruz talks about how his game has changed since their first fight, he calls Faber a “hater” and says he thinks it gets under Faber’s skin to see him winning at all. Cruz says for the first time in his career he has some emotion going into this fight and Faber is going to get the “very best Dominick Cruz” on July 2.

In addition to talking with Cruz, the guys look back at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 24 event and discuss Phil Davis‘ performance against “Lil Nog” in the main event (Davis was a guest on last week’s show). The guys compare the evolution of Davis’ career with the evolution of Jon Jones and discuss a potential future match-up between the two. TUF 13 is also discussed.

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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.

The AFTERNOON PRESS BOX’s MMA hour is hosted by longtime radio sports personality Darren McFarland and NFL veteran Brad Hopkins, who played 13 years for the Houston Oilers & Tennessee Titans. Also part of the weekly panel is  Nashville MMA owner and BJJ black belt Ed Clay and martial arts veteranChris Pappas. ( 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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