“Cory, You’re Maxed Out!”: Heartfelt Wishes Flood the Internet as UFC Star Cory Sandhagen Ties Knots With Longtime Girlfriend

Published 09/08/2023, 11:06 PM EDT

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UFC Bantamweight star Cory Sandhagen recently made headlines in a way that had nothing to do with the octagon. The fighter, known as ‘The Sandman,’ took to Instagram to share some intimate moments from his recent wedding to Erica, his long-time girlfriend. In a heartfelt message, Sandhagen expressed his love and appreciation for his new wife, leaving fans both surprised and touched.

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Sandhagen’s Instagram post featured a series of wedding photos capturing the couple’s special day. Alongside these beautiful images, the fighter penned a lengthy and affectionate caption, pouring out his feelings for Erica. He gushed about her personality, character, and values, describing her as an incredible partner. So, what is the Bantamweight star’s heartfelt confession that has got fans buzzing? Let’s find out!

Cory Sandhagen and his heartfelt message to fans after getting “hitched”


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What truly stood out in Sandhagen’s message was his belief in a connection that transcended this lifetime. He expressed a sense of deep connection with Erica, one that he felt had existed since time immemorial and would continue into future lifetimes. This profound bond added a spiritual dimension to their relationship. Taking to his Instagram handle, he shared some pictures with his wife. Here’s ‘The Sandman’s IG post that has fans gushing:



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Despite the couple falling ill during their honeymoon, Sandhagen looked back on those days with fondness. He shared how they spent the last four days of their honeymoon lying next to each other, battling body aches, and sharing laughter. Despite the challenges, he found their honeymoon experience “so frickin cute,” emphasizing the enduring love and humor in their relationship.

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Sandhagen’s heartfelt message and wedding photos resonated with fans, who showered him with congratulations and well-wishes. Contrasting the warrior spirit he displays in the octagon, this post allowed fans to see a more vulnerable and affectionate side of ‘The Sandman.’

The UFC community joins MMA stars to shower Cory Sandhagen and wife with love

Cory Sandhagen’s heartfelt wedding post on Instagram received an outpouring of love and congratulations from fans and fellow fighters alike. Here are some of the heartwarming reactions:

Fellow UFC fighter Kevin Holland extended his congratulations, adding:


Former UFC Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman used a series of heart emojis to convey his warm wishes and support.

MMA star Mackenzie Dern sent her heartfelt congratulations to the couple, commenting:

“Congrats newlyweds!! Much love!!!”

UFC Flyweight star Maycee Barber also offered her congratulations to the newlyweds with enthusiasm and excitement, chiming in with,


A ‘Sandman’ fan’s playful response adds a touch of humor to the occasion:

“Enter the Sandwoman!”

Likewise, yet another MMA fan used wordplay to combine Sandhagen’s name with “husband,” remarking:



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Moreover, some netizens expressed their happiness for Cory and Erica by using gaming analogies like,

“Congrats Cory! New happiness/fulfillment level unlocked.”

“Congratulations! Cory, you’re maxed out!”


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As Sandhagen recovers from surgery, he will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on the Bantamweight division’s developments. Fans eagerly await his return to the octagon, where he will continue his journey toward the title. But what do you think of this heartfelt confession by the Bantamweight star? Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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Written by:

Ashish Tiwari


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Ashish is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. With an unwavering love for the sport, he immerses himself in the thrilling world of MMA, capturing the essence of each high-octane fight and delving into the intricacies of a fighter's strategy. His in-depth knowledge and analytical approach enable him to provide unique insights into the sport.
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