What’s better than using WWE stage to propose marriage to your lover in front of millions? How about doing the same thing in the UFC octagon, but first pulling off one of the most impressive knockouts of your opponent in recent mixed martial arts memory?
That’s what headliner Alexander Gustafsson did after destroying his opponent Glover Teixeira in the final round of his match UFC match on Sunday.
“I love you and thanks for having our kid, our baby. I love you with all my heart,” said Gustafsson, just before stooping down on his fight-bruised knee and producing a ring in the center of the octagon. “Do you want to marry me?”
Welcome my princess Ava. Amazingly proud of mom Moa and her strength during the delivery. Happiest man alive❤️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/uGD9yQ1ukU
— Alexander Gustafsson (@AlexTheMauler) May 12, 2017
Her response couldn’t be heard over the cheers, but she put on the ring and gave Gustafsson a teary-eyed kiss as the two embraced in front of the massive crowd of fans.
What makes the proposal even more perfect is the fact that Gustafsson was fighting in his home country of Sweden (in the city of Stockholm) when he proposed to his partner, Moa Antonia Johansson, who gave birth to the couple’s child just a couple of weeks ago.
Oh, and just for the record, Johansson said yes.