Buckley informed TMZ Sports that UFC president Dana White referred to as him about Trump being impressed with the end. Buckley mentioned he was flattered.
“He is the world chief on the finish of the day. If something, that is good to have an individual like that in your aspect,” Buckley informed the gossip web site.
Buckley mentioned he’s nonetheless not but a full-time MMA fighter and at the moment works at a close-by Walgreens however has the help of his bosses on the chain drug retailer.
“They’re simply completely satisfied for me. I informed ’em the place I come from, they know my background, they know my story — and simply to see the place I am at now, all people’s pleased with me,” he mentioned.
Buckley is about to get a crack at a pay-per-view occasion subsequent month. He’s set to combat Jordan Wright at UFC 255. Buckley is 11-3 total and has received three out of his final 5 fights total.
The November combat can be his fourth combat this 12 months. In August, he misplaced towards Kevin Holland by way of TKO at UFC Combat Night time: Lewis vs. Oleinik. In August, he defeated Jackie Gosh at Legacy Preventing Alliance (LFA) 87.