- Joaquin Buckley walked up to Darren Till and proposed a future UFC fight
- Till and Khamzat Chimaev weren’t aware who Buckley is
- “Borz” wanted “New Mansa” to have it after the confrontation
Darren Till and Khamzat Chimaev are obviously two of the biggest names in the UFC at present. That’s why no wonder why UFC middleweight Joaquin Buckley wanted to have his finger in the pie. However, Chimaev didn’t like how “New Mansa” made his pitch for a showdown with Till.
A gentleman’s agreement
In a behind-the-scenes video uploaded on Chimaev’s YouTube channel, it could be seen that shortly after the UFC 273 ceremonial weigh-ins, Chimaev and Till crossed paths with Buckley backstage.
Buckley didn’t focus on “Borz” as he got his eyes locked on his fellow middleweight Till and challenged “The Gorilla” for a July UFC clash in London. After a brief chat, the pair shook hands as a sign of a gentleman’s agreement.
“July? Let’s fight in July,” Buckley told Till. “Come on, let’s go. London?”
” You gonna be ready?” Till replied.
“I been ready,” Buckley answered. “Let’s get money.”
“Borz” wasn’t having it
Some fans are well aware of who Buckley is and they are often reminded of his then-viral spinning back kick KO win on Impa Kasanganay at UFC Fight Night 179 in 2020. However, Chimaev and Till are not one of them. In fact, the pair didn’t have an idea who had just walked up on them.
As Buckley walked away after having sealed a verbal agreement with Till for a UFC bout, Chimaev tried to approach the middleweight as clearly not having it.
At the time, “Borz” had just finished his weigh-in and faceoff with Gilbert Burns but still let Buckley knew that he was ready to give it a go right there and then.
“Who is that guy?” Chimaev asked Till.
“I don’t know,” Till responded after laughing.
“Let’s fight now,” Chimaev told Buckley. “You want to play gangster, I’m going to f*ck you up.”
Upon noticing Chimaev wanting to get close to Buckley, security stepped in. The Swede then continued blasting Buckley as he walked away with Till.
“F*cking b*tch,” he continued. “Nobody knows him. He takes a picture then talks about he wants to fight.”
Buckely is coming off a two-fight win streak but has yet to make the 185-pound’s top 15. Till, meanwhile, is currently the No. 8 contender but has gone winless since 2019.