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Joaquin Buckley reacts to Conor McGregor's radio silence after bizarre UFC St. Louis callout: 'Thought he'd stand on business'

Curtis Calhoun - May 13, 2024

UFC welterweight contender Joaquin Buckley is surprised at Conor McGregor’s apparent dismissal of his recent post-fight callout. Buckley’s rise up the welterweight rankings continued with a dominant win against Nursulton Ruziboev at UFC St. Louis on Saturday. He has won four fights in a row since making the full-time move back down to welterweight and is knocking on the door of the title picture.

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Joaquin Buckley takes aim at former welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns following UFC St. Louis

Harry Kettle - May 13, 2024

UFC fighter Joaquin Buckley has taken a shot at Gilbert Burns following the latter’s victory last weekend. For those who haven’t been paying attention, Joaquin Buckley is on a roll right now. The 30-year-old is on a four-fight win streak and at UFC St Louis, he defeated Nursulton Ruziboev via unanimous decision.

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Michael Bisping Not a Fan of Joaquin Buckley's Callout of Conor McGregor at UFC St. Louis: "He went too far"

Fernando Quiles - May 12, 2024

Michael Bisping has praise for Joaquin Buckley following UFC St. Louis, but feels he jumped the shark during his post-fight interview. Buckley was in action this past Saturday, taking on Nursulton Ruziboev in the co-main event. Buckley didn’t let his hometown fans down, scoring a unanimous decision victory over Ruziboev. While his performance isn’t in question, Buckley has received some flak for his callout of Conor McGregor. Not only is such a fight quite the lofty goal for Buckley, but “New Mansa” even went after Conor’s bloodline.

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UFC St. Louis Results: Joaquin Buckley defeats Nursulton Ruziboev (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - May 11, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC St. Louis results, including the co-main event between Joaquin Buckley and Nursulton Ruziboev. Buckley (19-6 MMA) will enter the bout sporting a three-fight winning streak, his most recent being a TKO victory over Vicente Luque six weeks ago in Atlantic City. ‘New Mansa’ has gone 6-2 over his past eight Octagon appearances overall.

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Video | Joaquin Buckley crashes UFC 300 presser to ask for a main event slot, gets snubbed by Dana White

Harry Kettle - April 12, 2024

UFC star Joaquin Buckley crashed the UFC 300 press conference yesterday to ask for a main event slot in St. Louis. In recent times, Joaquin Buckley has been making a real name for himself. He’s been putting together wins in the Octagon, and he’s been raising his profile outside of it. In his last outing, he made a real statement by securing an emphatic win over veteran Vicente Luque.

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Chael Sonnen encourages Joaquin Buckley amidst Ariel Helwani feud: "Don't answer questions. Handle them!"

Curtis Calhoun - April 3, 2024

Former UFC star Chael Sonnen weighed in on Joaquin Buckley’s recent tense back-and-forth with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. Buckley defeated Vicente Luque by TKO at UFC Atlantic City last Saturday. It was arguably the biggest win of his career and skyrocketed his stock in the UFC welterweight division.

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Joaquin Buckley believes Ariel Helwani and other media members attempt to hurt the careers of fighters: “I shouldn't have even took the interview”

Harry Kettle - April 3, 2024

UFC fighter Joaquin Buckley has given his explosive thoughts on Ariel Helwani and MMA media in general. This past weekend, Joaquin Buckley secured arguably the biggest win of his career as he dusted off Vicente Luque. Now, many are wondering what the future holds for the exciting 29-year-old.

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Joaquin Buckley feels like Vicente Luque "quit" at UFC Atlantic City: "He didn’t want to be in there"

Cole Shelton - April 1, 2024

Joaquin Buckley believes Vicente Luque quit at UFC Atlantic City. Buckley stepped up on short notice to face Luque in the co-main event of UFC Atlantic City. The first round was competitive, but in the second round, Luque pulled guard and Buckley landed heavy ground-and-pound shots to get the TKO win.

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Joaquin Buckley explains why he didn't call out ranked UFC welterweight following win over Vicente Luque: "Now I get to be a little bougie"

Fernando Quiles - March 31, 2024

Joaquin Buckley scored a big win at UFC Atlantic City over Vicente Luque, but he isn’t interested in calling out anyone specifically. Buckley and Luque shared the Octagon inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The oddsmakers had this one being tight, and in the end it was Buckley who secured the second-round TKO finish. “New Mansa” extends his winning streak to three, while Luque now falls to 1-3 in his last four outings.

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Pros react after Joaquin Buckley finishes Vicente Luque at UFC Atlantic City

Chris Taylor - March 30, 2024

Tonight’s UFC Atlantic City was co-headlined by a welterweight bout featuring Vicente Luque taking on Joaquin Buckley. Luque (22-10 MMA) had most previously competed in August of last year, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos. That win had snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘The Silent Assassin’, who had suffered losses to Belal Muhammad and Geoff Neal in his two prior efforts.

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UFC Atlantic City Results: Joaquin Buckley TKO's Vicente Luque (Video)

Chris Taylor - March 30, 2024

We have you covered for all of tonight’s UFC Atlantic City results, including the co-main event between Vicente Luque and Joaquin Buckley. Luque (22-9 MMA) most recently competed in August of last year, where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Rafael dos Anjos. That win snapped a two-fight losing skid for ‘The Silent Assassin’, who had previously suffered losses to Belal Muhammad and Geoff Neal respectively.

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Joaquin Buckley claims he knows the reason Conor McGregor won’t be coming back to UFC: “He’d get bodied”

Harry Kettle - November 21, 2023

UFC fighter Joaquin Buckley doesn’t appear to be a big believer in Conor McGregor’s return to the sport. For the longest time now, fight fans have been waiting for more news regarding Conor McGregor’s impending return to mixed martial arts. Now, it seems like 2024 is being targeted for him to make his comeback. With that being said, there’s still been no formal announcement from the promotion.

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Alex Morono tells fans to "expect violence" in his UFC Vegas 80 fight against Joaquin Buckley: "We are both going to throw down"

Cole Shelton - October 5, 2023

Alex Morono is pumped to fight Joaquin Buckley at UFC Vegas 80. After Morono beat Tim Means back in May, he figured it would take a bit for him to get another scrap, especially after he studied the welterweight division.

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Joaquin Buckley is not a fan of the Colby Covington vs. Leon Edwards fight booking: “I think Belal Muhammad should’ve definitely been up next”

Harry Kettle - October 5, 2023

UFC fighter Joaquin Buckley has given his thoughts on the upcoming title bout between Leon Edwards and Colby Covington. In the main event of UFC 296, Colby Covington will get another chance at gold. He’ll go head to head with Leon Edwards, with the UFC welterweight championship being on the line. It comes after Edwards was able to defeat Kamaru Usman on two separate occasions, establishing himself as the new king at 170 pounds.

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Joaquin Buckley brings up Khamzat Chimaev’s mother in latest callout

Harry Kettle - June 30, 2023

Joaquin Buckley has opted to taunt Khamzat Chimaev on social media as fans continue to wait for ‘Borz’ to get back into the Octagon. There’s no denying that Khamzat Chimaev is a scary individual. However, given that we haven’t seen him compete since September 2022, it’s understandable that fans are getting a bit restless. In equal measure, other fighters are more willing to call him out – case in point, Joaquin Buckley.

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Joaquin Buckley rips "Batman bulls**t" Kevin Holland for "pretending" to be a hero

Cole Shelton - May 27, 2022

Joaquin Buckley isn’t fond of his former opponent Kevin Holland. Buckley made his UFC debut against Holland and suffered a third-round TKO loss. Since the fight, both men have had ups and downs and ‘Trailblazer’ recently dropped to welterweight. During his time outside of the Octagon, Holland has made three heroic efforts in stopping criminals and helping citizens but Buckley doesn’t think it’s for real.

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Viral self-defense star Dale Brown to corner Joaquin Buckley at UFC Vegas 48

Josh Evanoff - February 17, 2022

Self-defense “expert” Dale Brown has gone viral on social media over the past year for his unique techniques. He’s now taking his talents to the Octagon but as a cornerman for Joaquin Buckley. The St. Louis native is set to square off with Abdul Razak Alhassan on the main card at UFC Vegas 48 this weekend. Buckley seemingly needed another cornerman for his bout and decided the star of D.U.S.T. was the right man for the job.

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James Krause says UFC declined his offer to fight Joaquin Buckley twice: "It's dead in the water"

Adam Martin - February 24, 2021

James Krause says the UFC matchmakers twice declined his offer to fight Joaquin Buckley, and he thinks the matchup’s “dead in the water” now. Krause and Buckley have had tension for quite a while now due to previous issues at gyms in the Kansas City area, and both men have expressed interest in potentially fighting each other for several months. Calls for the fight became especially loud after Buckley knocked out Impa Kasanganay last fall with an insane head kick. However, the UFC did not book the fight between Buckley and Krause, instead choosing to match up Buckley with other opponents such as Jordan Wright and Alessio Di Chirico in an effort to build him into a contender at middleweight. Those efforts shot up into flames when Buckley himself was the victim of a brutal KO by di Chirico.

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