Joaquin “New Mansa” Buckley is on a roll as of late. At UFC 255, he earned another KO victory against Jordan Wright and called out James Krause for a fight. Buckley revealed he has bad blood with Krause and wants to settle it inside the octagon.
But it looks like the UFC has other plans for Buckley as they are looking to offer him a bout against Julian Marquez in his next outing at UFC 257.
Joaquin Buckley posted this earlier. According to his manager, the UFC wants to book Buckley vs Marquez at UFC 257 on Jan. 23. He added that Buckley accepted.
Krause, who is a former lightweight and currently fights at welterweight, might have his own reasons for not taking the fight. There’s a considerable amount of weight and size difference between him and Buckley.
As for Buckley, he has started making a statement in the UFC middleweight division. Since his knockout loss to Kevin Holland, Buckley has earned back-to-back stoppage victories.