There is no other way to put it. Joaquin Buckley despatched shockwaves by way of the athletics globe Saturday night.
At UFC on ESPN+ 37, Buckley (11-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) knocked out highly touted and previously undefeated middleweight Impa Kasanganay with one of the most jaw-dropping knockouts you will ever see. The end promptly went viral, allegedly topping the UFC’s all-time charts for a social media submit (5.6 million views on Twitter as of this crafting).
— UFC (@ufc) Oct 10, 2020
Sitting down in the chair backstage awaiting his job interview with Karyn Bryant, Buckley was triumph over with emotion at the sight of his boss approaching him. UFC president Dana White came into the again to shake fingers with Buckley and congratulate him on one of the finest knockouts in the promotion’s historical past.
“Aw, naw,” Buckley reported in a video clip captured by ESPN. “You’re gonna make me cry.”
“Aw naw, you gonna make me cry.”
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) Oct 11, 2020
The finish’s attractive, brutal, uniqueness brought about a lot of lovers and media associates to advise the UFC give Buckley all 4 $50,000 submit-struggle bonuses. Though Buckley in the end only obtained just one of those people four checks, White heard the calls and experienced a lot of type text for the UFC’s latest viral feeling.
“I always communicate about when you’re on a card, appropriate?” White claimed. “How do you stand out? My telephone is blowing up. Kevin Iole (expletive) hit me up for a estimate for the reason that he’s currently executing a tale on you. Most people is indicating, ‘Just give him $200,000 tonight. Give him each reward.’ Nobody has ever observed everything like that. Sean Shelby texted me and stated, ‘Write him a check appropriate now for $50,000 and go give it to him before he gets out of (there). Extraordinary.”
Remarkable, in fact.
UFC on ESPN+ 37 took area Saturday at Flash Forum on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The function streamed on ESPN+.
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