Joaquin Buckley continues to ruffle feathers of individuals throughout the MMA neighborhood.

Buckley (19-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is driving on the largest excessive of his profession after transferring to 3-0 within the welterweight division with a unanimous determination victory over the streaking Nursulton Ruziboev at UFC on ESPN 56 this month. He made an bold and polarizing callout of Conor McGregor after the struggle which received a (largely essential) response from many.

Now Buckley has caught the eye of a universally revered member of the game in Cub Swanson (29-13 MMA, 14-9 UFC).

The place it begins

Buckley wrote on social media Friday that, in a hypothetical state of affairs the place he had been to tackle all-time welterweight nice Georges St-Pierre once they had been each at a first-rate age, he would rating a knockout victory.

Swanson disagreed with that notion in a response (by way of X):

Higher males have tried and couldn’t do it 🤷🏽‍♂️

Buckley fires again

Swanson’s preliminary response elicited some amusement from Buckley. He informed Swanson, who’s 2-2 in his previous 4 fights however coming off a unanimous determination victory over Hakeem Dawodu at UFC on ESPN 51 in August, to give attention to his personal profession (by way of X):

Get yo ass on a successful streak first Cub Speaking bout higher males 😂😂😂

“Do not disrespect the legends”

Swanson, who has traditionally confirmed himself to be amongst the classiest fighters within the sport, let Buckley know that his criticism stems from attaching himself to St-Pierre’s title.

St-Pierre is arguably the best fighter in MMA historical past – not simply at welterweight – and Swanson made it clear Buckley’s remark rubbed him the improper approach (by way of X):

I’ll work on that homie. Go forward and hold chasing clout. Simply don’t disrespect the legends of this sport. You haven’t performed sufficient but

“Simply my opinion”

Buckley’s interpretation of his preliminary remark about St-Pierre is clearly totally different than Swanson, and he defined that he’s simply speaking fantasy, whereas claiming Swanson is being nonsensical by taking offense to the entire thing (by way of X):

Disrespect nah see you by no means as soon as been on my web page and also you speaking nonsense mf fighters struggle and for me GSP is the goat however in my humble opinion Id knock GSP out at this stage of my sport 😁 simply my opinion hoe

“You simply received right here”

Swanson delivered his remaining message to Buckley in stating he was simply making an attempt to present a honest opinion of Buckley’s prediction in opposition to St-Pierre, and didn’t respect the non-public flip.

He gave Buckley some recommendation on easy methods to higher deal with his profession, and left it at that (by way of X):

I used to be being sincere once I mentioned higher Males have tried. You’re sipping an excessive amount of of your personal Kool-Help. Ive been right here, you simply received right here. Have some MF Respect lil boy

“Deal with me like a lil boy”

Naturally, Buckley wouldn’t permit Swanson to have the final phrase of the alternate and insinuated he will likely be able to throw down the following time they see one another in individual, regardless of Swanson being a featherweight who has even competed at bantamweight (by way of X):

Business stuffed with hoes 😂😂😂 So if you see me deal with me like a lil boy please 🙏🏿