UFC Vegas 57: Chris Curtis Confused By Joaquin Buckley’s Call Out

Las Vegas, NV — Chris Curtis was taken back by a call out he received after his most recent victory, at UFC Vegas 57 this past Saturday.

“The Action Man” picked up his third UFC win by defeating Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion Rodolfo Viera via unanimous decision to extend his winning streak to eight.

Immediately after his win, Joaquin Buckley called him out on social media, writing, “Give me Chris Curtis next.”

Curtis was a little taken back by the call-out because the pair of middleweights trained with each other not too long ago.

“That’s weird; he was just training with us before like, alright, that’s whatever. Not really thinking about Joaquin Buckley right now, but alright, weird flex,” Curtis said in response to the Tweet, speaking to Cageside Press during his UFC Vegas 57 post-fight interview. “In hindsight, me and Joaquin Buckley would be a fun fight. Joaquin Buckley knows I like Joaquin Buckley, so like it’d be a fun fight that would be a bonus fight.”

Curtis was confused about the call-out, but he thinks he has an idea as to why Buckley wants to fight.

“I think he may be mad about him fighting Albert [Duraev], and I’m like, I have nothing to do with that. Like I thought we were friends. It’s fine, whatever,” Curtis said. “But you know, at the end of the day, I’ll fight my friends; it’s no biggie. Like, you know, I’ll fight my mom if you guys paid me enough. So it’s nothing. It happens…But you know, I’ll keep [the fight] on my radar, but right now I don’t really give a fu*k about Joaquin Buckley right now.”

Buckley would follow up his first tweet an hour later, doing a call back to Curtis’ media day interview, in which Curtis called himself petty.

The 34-year-old wants at least three more fights this year, which, if he is anything like he was in 2021, is completely possible. Curtis added that he wants to fight as much as possible because he has just four or five years left in his career, and with him getting to the UFC so late, he is making up for lost time.

Watch the rest of Chris Curtis’ UFC Vegas 57 post-fight interview above. More coverage from the event can be found below.