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Joaquin Buckley impressed Kanye West with UFC knockout and guarantees followers to ‘anticipate fireworks’


Joaquin Buckley has promised followers to ‘anticipate fireworks’ as he prepares to return to the UFC octagon after his gorgeous knockout on Combat Island.

‘New Mansa’ left Abu Dhabi with a plethora of bonuses and plaudits for the spinning wheel kick which rendered Impa Kasanganay inclined on the deck.

Joaquin Buckley scored one of many best knockouts in UC historical past
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Buckley, who works half time at pharmacy chain Walgreens, has since modified his life with the medical nature of his stoppage.

Nonetheless, the shot was no fluke and he promised followers hoping to see a repeat efficiency in opposition to Jordan Wright at UFC 255 to remain tuned.

“Individuals have seen me throw that kick earlier than, they’ve seen me practise it,” Buckley informed the BBC. “Everyone else was shocked – however they have been identical to ‘about time’.

“I can’t assist however run by it, on a regular basis persons are tagging me in it. However I’m not likely tripping off it. It was only a second and now it’s time to make one other one.”

After KOing Impa Kasanganay, Buckley has since returned to Walgreens
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“I’ve used the knockout to community, to realize connections within the UFC I’ve by no means had earlier than,” he added. “An additional $50,000 was superior however the publicity is value a lot extra proper now.

“Having that sort of publicity is a giant deal. It permits me to get extra fights as persons are coming after me, attempting to get that title.

“I’ve a chance to do what I like to do and make a profession out of it. It’s a blessing to have the ability to present for my household on the similar time.”

The truth is, Buckley’s viral second was so wide-reaching, pop star Kanye West even used the replay footage as a part of his new monitor.

‘New Mansa’ takes on Jordan Wright at UFC 255 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas
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“That was superior,” stated Buckley. “I’m appreciative of Kanye West for throwing that on the market. He’s a legend within the hip-hop neighborhood and for him to be impressed by my kick and are available out with a cultured hit like that’s fairly cool. I’m grateful.”

“I’ve used the knockout to community, to realize connections within the UFC I’ve by no means had earlier than,” he added. “An additional $50,000 was superior however the publicity is value a lot extra proper now.

“Having that sort of publicity is a giant deal. It permits me to get extra fights as persons are coming after me, attempting to get that title.

“I’ve a chance to do what I like to do and make a profession out of it. It’s a blessing to have the ability to present for my household on the similar time.”





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