UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made one two big moves Saturday night, proposing to his girlfriend after defeating Gilbert Melendez.
As always all the fans are clearing out of the arena before even the decision has been made, and what happens but, Henderson ask his corner for a box, dropped to one knee, and expressed his love and devotion to his girlfriend. She accepted, despite the Melendez-pro crowd offering up some boos during the ceremony.
“There are a lot bigger things than fighting,” Henderson stated. “This was one of those things I had to take care of to make sure she’s in my life.”
Henderson earned his third title defense victory which all have come via decision but out-striking Melendez, he deffinetly earned this great night. He held significant advantages in terms of blows landed, but many still felt Melendez would be given the decision.
“This was a tough fight,” Henderson said. “We all know how tough Gilbert Melendez is. The entire Skrap Pack is tough and they bring it every single time.”