This Valentine’s Day pairing is unexpected.

Over the weekend, MMA fighter Julian Marquez gave a very special Valentine’s Day shout-out to his favourite pop star.

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“I’ve been waiting 31 months to get on this damned mic,” he said after winning his match against Maki Pitolo. “And to call these people out right now … this is my time to shine. So, Miley Cyrus — will you be my Valentine?”

Cyrus caught wind of Marquez’ Valentine’s request and quickly responded, but she had one request before agreeing.

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Marquez later retweeted sports writer Greg Rosenstein:

Other fans on Twitter encouraged the pairing: