The Ultimate Fighter season two winner, former UFC light heavyweight champion and current 205-pound number one contender, "Suga" Rashad Evans

During Wednesday’s Afternoon Press Box, Darren and the boys were joined by former UFC light heavyweight champion “Suga” Rashad Evans (15-1-1), who returns to action Saturday, Aug. 6, to face “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis (9-0) in a title eliminator UFC 133 main event.

In addition to discussing his thoughts concerning Davis and training for the fight, Evans talked at length about his on-going feud with former teammate and former friend, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones.

Evans also responded to statements made by another former UFC light heavyweight champ and former opponent, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who was a guest on last week’s episode of Afternoon Press Box.

In addition to talking with Evans, the guys discussed Chael Sonnen‘s suspension and previewed this coming Saturday’s UFC 130 card, headlined by a light heavyweight match-up between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Matt “The Hammer” Hamill. All this and much more!




Afternoon Press Box (follow on Twitter @Nashville_MMA) features an MMA hour which airs LIVE each Wednesday afternoon from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. CT on Nashville Sports Radio on 560 WNSR AM. It is one of the very few mixed martial arts shows you can listen to on traditional terrestrial 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 veteran practitioner and fan Chris 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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