LAS VEGAS -- Love was in the air at the UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson weigh-in Friday when a fighter decided to take the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend before he hit the scales.
Alex Nicholson, who will make his UFC debut Saturday at the MGM Grand against Misha Cirkunov in a light heavyweight bout –made the stroll to the stage with his girlfriend, Hannah Goldy, in tow.
For most fighters, the weigh-in is a time of stress as they work extremely hard to shave off those last few pounds in order to come in under the weight limit. But Nicholson looked relaxed and was clearly up to something. Before disrobing, the 25-year-old paused and pulled a small box out of his pocket. With Goldy not quite sure what was going on, Nicholson got down on one knee and proposed.
Goldy accepted and the two shared a kiss before Nicholson took care of business and made weight.
Nicholson is on a five fight-winning streak, with all of his victories coming by way of stoppage. He’s a massive underdog in his Octagon debut with Cirkunov being an 11-1 favorite. Regardless of what happens in the cage Saturday, it looks like Nicholson may already have his biggest victory.