Joaquin Buckley’s spectacular knockout kick towards Impa Kasanganay at UFC Combat Evening 179 stuck the eyes of President Trump, the fighter printed Friday evening.
Buckley informed TMZ Sports activities that UFC president Dana White known as him about Trump being inspired with the end. Buckley stated he used to be flattered.
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“He is the sector chief on the finish of the day. If the rest, that is excellent to have an individual like that for your facet,” Buckley informed the gossip site.
Buckley stated he’s nonetheless no longer but a full-time MMA fighter and lately works at a close-by Walgreens however has the strengthen of his bosses on the chain drug retailer.
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“They are simply glad for me. I informed ’em the place I come from, they know my background, they know my tale — and simply to peer the place I am at now, everyone’s pleased with me,” he stated.
Buckley is ready to get a crack at a pay-per-view match subsequent month. He’s set to combat Jordan Wright at UFC 255. Buckley is 11-Three general and has gained 3 out of his final 5 fights general.
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The November combat could be his fourth combat this yr. In August, he misplaced towards Kevin Holland by way of TKO at UFC Combat Evening: Lewis vs. Oleinik. In August, he defeated Jackie Gosh at Legacy Preventing Alliance (LFA) 87.