But after four dates - and a mutual love of junk food and TV dinners - they got engaged this week.
Now the pair are planning a winter wedding near their respective homes in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.
1 Jones have a long and tension-filled history dating back several years prior to their first encounter, which took place at UFC 182 in January 2015.
The two have a clear and longstanding disdain for one another, and when they finally got in the octagon, it went in Jones’ favor.
Knight has earned 16 of his 20 career victories by stoppage.
Knight attempts 2.8 submissions per 15 minutes in UFC featherweight competition, the highest rate in divisional history.
* * * * Lamas is 8-3 since he dropped to the UFC featherweight division in June 2011.His cover email read: 'Dear Janine, Just seen your beautiful face on The Ugly Bug Ball and would love to meet up. Incredibly, Janine, a shop assistant who lives with her parents, agreed. The pair are now planning an intimate wedding for friends and family, and have already begun writing their own vows.They have also received a free honeymoon to Borth in Wales, courtesy of The Ugly Bug Ball.The UFC once again will tempt fate by booking a rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones. UFC officials today announced the championship grudge match between Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC) at a special news conference in Dallas ahead of Saturday’s UFC 211 pay-per-view.UFC 214 takes place July 29 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.