2015 was a rough year for Chad Mendes. He started out on a positive note, rebounding off a loss to Jose Aldo and finishing fellow top featherweight Ricardo Lamas. But then he took on Conor McGregor for the interim 145-pound title, and, well, you know how that went.

To make matter worse, he met former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in the cage in December, got smashed, and that one didn’t even make it out of the first round.

A new year promises a fresh start, though, and it seems like Mendes is going in on that “fresh start” motif. As per Team Alpha Male’s Instagram post below, it appear he got down on bent knee and proposed to his lady-friend.

Obviously, we don’t know if she said yes, or if her real boyfriend came over and kicked his ass, but let’s pretend that all parties pictured live happily ever after, shall we?

Congratulations Chabby! @chadmendes @ab_raines

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