After that bout takes place, another honor will get bestowed upon Gaethje as the fighter is being inducted into the University Of Northern Colorado Athletic Hall Of Fame. Gaethje, who was an NCAA Division I All-American wrestler, was the first All-American wrestler from the university since their program was reinstated in 2010.
Gaethje revealed the news, while also reflecting on his days at the university on Instagram:
Got a call that I was being entered in the @unc_bears hall of fame for my time wrestling. I left home to Wrestle there in 07/08 I did not know one person when I arrived and I remember specifically having the thought right before I left home of “I wonder where I will be when I’m 30.” This one would have made some of my closest friends and family and I proud #uncbears It was some of the best times of my life, I met a bunch of solid dudes I put in tons of work with. The athletic department staff had their hands full keeping me on the mat for four years and I’m very thankful they never gave up on me. It was a major blessing my coach @bencherrington157 joined the team my first year right off his 2006 NCAA Championship. He whooped my ass repeatedly and taught me how to wrestle, his one in a million type family helped me as much as they could to keep my nose to the grindstone --