Joaquin Buckley Calls Out Conor McGregor After UFC St. Louis Victory!

"Buckley to McGregor: Come bully me!"

Hometown Triumph

In the co-main event of UFC St. Louis, hometown hero Joaquin Buckley faced off against rising UFC star Nursulton Ruziboev in a welterweight clash. Dominating throughout the fight, Buckley secured a comfortable victory via unanimous decision.

This win marks Buckley’s fourth consecutive triumph in the premier MMA organization. Prior to this bout, Ruziboev was on a ten-fight winning streak, and this loss brings his UFC record to 2-1. His next opponent is yet to be determined.

Post-Fight Challenge

The spotlight didn’t dim on Buckley post-fight as he took the opportunity to challenge former two-division champion Conor McGregor during an interview with UFC commentator Michael Bisping. McGregor, scheduled to fight top lightweight contender Michael Chandler at UFC 303 on June 29, was called out by Buckley for not facing true welterweights.

In a bold move, Buckley criticized McGregor’s choice of opponents and even taunted McGregor’s family history, making for a highly controversial callout.


UFC St. Louis Full Results

Main Card

  • Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis defeats Rodrigo Nascimento via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 0:49
  • Welterweight: Joaquin Buckley defeats Nursulton Ruziboev via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-27)
  • Light Heavyweight: Carlos Ulberg defeats Alonzo Menifield via KO (punch) – Round 1, 0:12
  • Lightweight: Carlos Diego Ferreira defeats Mateusz Rebecki via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:51
  • Featherweight: Sean Woodson defeats Alex Caceres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Heavyweight: Waldo Cortes-Acosta defeats Robelis Despaigne via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

Preliminary Card

  • Lightweight: Chase Hooper defeats Viacheslav Borshchev via submission (brabo choke) – Round 2, 3:00
  • Lightweight: Esteban Ribovics defeats Terrance McKinney via KO (head kick) – Round 1, 0:37
  • Women’s Strawweight: Tabatha Ricci defeats Tecia Pennington via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Welterweight: Trey Waters defeats Billy Goff via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Flyweight: Charles Johnson defeats Jake Hadley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Women’s Flyweight: Veronica Hardy defeats JJ Aldrich via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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