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Watch Benson Henderson propose after win in 'UFC on Fox 7' [Video]

April 21, 2013|By Dan Loumena
  • Benson Henderson celebrates with his fiancee, Maria Magana, and mother, Song Henderson, after a split-decision victory over Gilbert Melendez in a lightweight championship bout at "UFC on Fox 7" in San Jose.
Benson Henderson celebrates with his fiancee, Maria Magana, and mother,… (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press )

Benson Henderson not only won a split decision over Gilbert Melendez during "UFC on Fox 7," but he decided to propose to his girlfriend after the fight.

Henderson admitted that he was nervous about whether he should pop the question after successfully defending his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title, but he quickly cut off the post-fight interview in the octagon to get his girlfriend's attention.

"I love you," he said, getting down on one knee. "I'm not perfect. I never had been, but you make me happier every single day, more than any man has a right to be."

Well, you can see the rest of the proposal in the video below.

"Seriously, my heart was a like a butterfly,” Henderson said afterward. "That was definitely bigger stakes. I was on the fence, going back and forth. Today I said, 'I'm going to do it.'"

The judges all agreed on the scoring of the five-round main event, 48-47, although one gave the decision to Melendez.


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