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Heck of a Morning: Joaquin Buckley doubling down on Conor McGregor callout, Barber vs. Namajunas, more

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Joaquin Buckley
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Joaquin Buckley made headlines for his performance at UFC St. Louis, but more so for his post-fight callout of Conor McGregor that left the MMA community collectively scratching their heads. As the week has progressed, Buckley continues to vie for McGregor’s attention, but to no avail. Is he doing the right thing?

On an all-new edition of Heck of a Morning, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck reacts to the big moments from UFC St. Louis this past Saturday, the promotion being on a financial tear in terms of business, the negativity surrounding Buckley’s callout, insinuating that he may have turned down a fight with Ian Machado Garry — which if he did, might be more surprising than the McGregor callout in general. Additionally, listener topics include the targeted Maycee Barber vs. Rose Namajunas headliner for the UFC’s potential return to Denver in July, the flyweight shuffle up that led to Alex Perez vs. Tatsuro Taira headlining the UFC event on June 15, and much more.

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