Vicente Luque Is Not Worried About Fighting Joaquin Buckley On Short Notice At UFC Atlantic City

Vicente Luque is not worried about fighting Joaquin Buckley on short notice.

Luque was supposed to fight Sean Brady at UFC Atlantic City but bRADY pulled out of the fight in early February with an injury amd Buckley was named as his replacement.

During his media day press conference, Luque said that despite the quick turnaround, he had enough time to study Buckley’s game during training camp.

“Buckley is a guy that has very elusive, different, crazy striking. He comes with shots out of nowhere. Very explosive. So yeah, on paper they’re totally different guys.”

“My training camp is usually between 6-8 weeks, and the four final weeks are when I really dive into the style of my opponent. So the change was before that.”

“.. It’s a different game, but very exciting game to study as well, and I love striking. So at the same time it’s kind of something easier to study.”

Luque was supposed to fight Ian Garry at UFC 296 but Garry pulled out of the fight during fight week with an illness.

If he wins on Saturday, Luque to face off against Garry in the near future.

Via MMA Junkie
“I think that if he keeps doing what he’s doing, which is rising, my plan is also the same: climb as high as possible,” “So if we both keep advancing, I think we’re going to fight. I think we now have it cleared up. We’re both ready to fight each other, so I think it’s something that makes sense.”