We’d mentioned pre-UFC 129 that Dana White was a big hearted motherfucker. He not only agreed to let some fans get married in the Octagon before the event, but also let another slap the belt around GSP’s waist after his title fight against Jake Shields. Now here’s the photographic evidence: above, the newlyweds Justin and Deanna Peacock. Below, lucky belt giver Trevor Fitzgerald.
The extra cool thing about Trevor’s situation was that he wasn’t even supposed to be at UFC 129 – his wife had put her foot down and said no. But fate conspired to get him there anyways:
Fitzgerald may be the luckiest man in Canada. He was only at the event because he won a contest!
A father of two from Fort Frances, Ont., Fitzgerald asked his wife if he could go to UFC 129. The answer was no. Corrina, his wife reminded him that his five-year-old daughter Emily had a dance recital today.
Fitzgerald had one card left up his sleeve. He’d entered a UFC 129 trip giveaway at a local Boston Pizza. Guess what happened? Fitzgerald has his name pulled, won two tickets, a hotel room and airfare, and the wifey had to relent.
I want to take a second and recognize the real heros of this tale: the women who put up with and embrace their hubbies’ obsessions with MMA. Even without the belt part, free tickets to UFC 129 obviously trump a daughter’s stupid dance recital and I’m glad there are sane women out there who recognize this.