Middleweight Joaquin Buckley alleges U.S. President Donald Trump was impressed by his viral knockout at UFC Fight Island 5. According to Buckley, Pres. Trump relayed his message through UFC president Dana White.
- Buckley scored a sensational spinning heel kick knockout against Impa Kasanganay on Oct. 10. With nearly 4 million views on Twitter, the UFC already declared it to be the KO of the Year.
- The kick went viral enough to be recognized by Kanye West, who made a music video out of it. The said video already has 2.9 million views.
- The 26-year-old Buckley will once again compete inside the UFC Octagon at UFC 255 on Nov. 21. He will be taking on the undefeated Jordan Wright.