Ryan Couture (pictured) will make his third straight Strikeforce appearance on June 24 against Matt Ricehouse.

During Wednesday’s Afternoon Press Box, Darren and the boys were joined by Ryan Couture who will be fighting this Friday night, June 24, at Strikeforce Challengers 16 LIVE on Showtime.

Couture (2-0) will face fellow lightweight Matt Ricehouse (4-0) in the night’s co-headliner. Couture shared his thoughts on Ricehouse and how he feels they match-up.

Couture also discussed the possibility of fighting at 145, his future goals in the sport and what it is like being the son of UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.

In addition to talking with Couture, the guys also talked about Tito Ortiz begging for his job, the upcoming heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos, and this past weekend’s Strikeforce Heavyweight Tournament quarterfinal round.

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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.

ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com) 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 ProMMAnow.com Wednesday evening (or Thursday) for the archived version.

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