Strikeforce middleweight Tim Kennedy returns to action this Saturday LIVE on Showtime against veteran Robbie Lawler as part of the "Fedor vs. Henderson" main card. Photo credit: Strikeforce

During Wednesday’s Afternoon Press Box, Darren and the boys spoke with Strikeforce middleweight standout Tim Kennedy (13-3) who will face veteran slugger Robbie Lawler (18-7, 1 NC) on Saturday’s “Fedor vs. Henderson” main card LIVE on Showtime.

Tim talked about his early days in the sport and training with Chuck Liddell at The PIT. He also talked about his desire to enlist after 9/11 and wanting to serve his country. He explained why he was awarded the Bronze Star and how fighting in real war helps his nerves in MMA competition.

Tim shared his thoughts on his MMA progression compared to Lawler, and why he considers him a very dangerous and worthy opponent. He also shared his frustration regarding recent MMA judging, particularly in his fight against “Jacare“.

In addition to talking with Tim Kennedy, the guys pondered Saturday’s main event between Fedor Emelianenko vs. Dan Henderson and discussed some of the big fights coming in this second half of 2011.

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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 560 WNSR AM. It is one of the very few and longest running 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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