Chris Curtis is currently the 15th-ranked middleweight contender in the UFC. After starting his professional career in 2009, this American fighter appeared in 38 MMA events, out of which he secured 29 victories and lost nine. Besides his MMA career, he has participated twice in professional boxing events.
After having an eight-fight winning streak since 2020, The Action Man tasted defeat in his last fight against Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night 208. Curtis is now prepared to take down Joaquin Buckley on December 10, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.
“I will make you a deal Joaquin Buckley, I will not take you down if you don’t make me chase you. We will meet in the middle, and we’ll shake hands, and fight like gentlemen. Like no shots, no running away, we’ll just fight until someone dies. Everybody’s asking me how I feel about the fight, and I just want us both to leave on stretchers. It’s all I want, man. I just want that fight so bad.”
Curtis is determined that he will fight to the death and assumes that his former sparring partner will do the same, and he considers that it will be a really good fight to watch as he considers himself a different beast in the Octagon.
“I helped him train for that [Buckley’s fight with Abdul Razak Alhassan]. We trained together, it’s fine. I’m not one of those people that really cares, I don’t put too much stock in the training room. If he wants to base how this is gonna go off of the training room. It’s a lot different when those gloves become 4Oz gloves and they’re paying me to hit you.”
However, Joaquin Buckley is also coming off a loss to Nassourdine Imavov, so it will undoubtedly be an exciting fight to watch as both fighters will give it their all.