Even Joaquin Buckley did not see his incredible knockout of Impa Kasanganay at UFC Fight Island 5 coming.
Buckley spoke with media following his KO win on Saturday. It was the sort of finish that will live in UFC video packages for the remainder of time.
“It’s still surreal right now,” Buckley told reporters backstage (h/t MMA Fighting). “At the end of the day, a lot of people don’t know anything about fighting, and they only follow the person with the most follows,” he added. “I’d rather just stay under the radar and do what I’m doing.”
“I was conscious of it because he caught my foot the first time,” Buckley continued. “I was hesitant to throw it then, but the second time was like, why not? When I threw it, I connected, I just didn’t know that I knocked him out until I seen his body go stiff and thought, ‘Oh, yeah. That’s game over...' I call it Wakanda style."