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Kanye West releases ‘theme music’ inspired by Joaquin Buckley’s viral knockout

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Joaquin Buckley’s viral knockout from UFC Fight Island 5 has now inspired its own theme music from one of the biggest hip-hop artists on the planet.

Rapper and presidential candidate Kanye West dropped a surprise track late Tuesday night after he was inspired by Buckley’s jaw-dropping spinning heel kick knockout over Impa Kasanganay.

The awe-inspiring move was unlike anything ever seen before in the UFC and it earned Buckley a long list of accolades with many calling his finish one of the greatest knockouts in the history of the sport.

He was later rewarded with a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus from the UFC.

Now Buckley can add West as a fan after the multi-time Grammy winner released new music set to his all-time great knockout.

“The whole team is so energized that I had to release theme music,” West wrote on Twitter.

West has been quite busy lately in the middle of a run to become President of the United States while also working on new music as well obviously.

If nothing else, Buckley will at least gain a new walkout track for his next fight in the UFC.

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