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Equal parts heartwarming and strange, another excellent story regarding top UFC Lightweight and former interim champion Tony Ferguson has emerged.
Per ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Tony Ferguson took the time out of his day to FaceTime call with a Make-A-Wish child. For any readers unaware, the Make-A-Wish foundation aims to “grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.” These wishes can range from a trip to Disney World to meeting Spiderman, but a common selection is also a visit with a professional athlete of their choice.
“A few weeks ago I got a random text from someone who works for Make-A-Wish,” Helwani tweeted. “They had a kid whose favorite athlete is @TonyFergusonXT. Unfortunately due to the pandemic, they can’t set up travel these days so they were hoping to simply set up a FaceTime chat with Tony and the boy.”
“Well, a few weeks later they finally connected. But they didn’t just chat. Tony put the young man through a virtual workout this week via FaceTime, and it lasted over an hour. Good many Tony.”
Ferguson also shared a picture with Chris on Instagram.
This is such a classic Tony moment. It’s obviously awesome that he was willing to take the time out of his day to talk with an ailing youth, but who else would think to put an ill person through a workout? Is this doctor approved?
Still, this kids favorite athlete is Tony Ferguson. He knew what he was getting into and probably loved it! You don’t request to meet “El Cucuy” unless you’re fully willing to kick metal pipes or ankle pick random members of the public. Champ shit only!
Y’all thought Mike Perry Madness was finished? Not yet, MFers!
June 29, 2020
He is crazy, but i love this guy pic.twitter.com/Xxs6zWXb7g— Antonio Pinnetta (@AntonioPinnetta) June 28, 2020
@PlatinumPerry gave me an idea! After watching him he was right. @YanaKunitskaya1 Will be my only corner next fight! #UFCVegas4 pic.twitter.com/t6199LnrGH— Thiago Marreta (@TMarretaMMA) June 28, 2020
I’m glad that quarantine hairdos are still a thing even as the country reopens.
How do we feel about these new haircuts? pic.twitter.com/CDxZHmQ5j8— UFC (@ufc) June 29, 2020
On another note, I always respect fighters (and people in general) who can laugh at themselves.
it works 50% of the time.. every time pic.twitter.com/GPRtTYov31— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) June 29, 2020
With a new uniform deal likely to be announced in the coming months, does anything think fighters will see increased benefits or have a say? Maybe even a small individual sponsorship patch, similar to PFL?
Reebok is gone. We the fighters need to have a say in the next deal #supernecessary— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) June 27, 2020
“I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” — Miles Davis
Jazz legend Miles Davis shadowboxes in the mirror at Gleason's Gym in New York, 1970 #boxing #history pic.twitter.com/goLrFLHyb6— Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) June 27, 2020
Slips, rips, and KO clips
RIP to Panamanian boxing champ Ernseto Marcel.
Today, one of our staff's favorite boxers passed away. Ernesto Marcel was a beautiful fighter who faced the likes of Roberto Durán and Alexis Argüello. Rest in peace Ñato. pic.twitter.com/VnqLZrUcLY— The Fight Site (@FightSitedotcom) June 29, 2020
“What am I gonna do about my legs Charlie Murphy?!?”
Poor guy has one leg injured from a check, then the other kicked from underneath him.— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 27, 2020
Pavel Pinzul TKOs Andrey Petrov pic.twitter.com/LuNIwZnFp6
If you’re going to bridge and freak out to escape mount, it’s important to fully commit. Getting stuck halfway is bad news!
Nasty armbar by Eduard Savchenko in R3 #RoadToWWFC24 pic.twitter.com/TA3NNhc3l7— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 27, 2020
A bit of animation fun!
Midnight Music: I post once about Orville Peck months ago when I first listened to his debut album Pony, but over the past couple days, I’ve been really digging the Canadian country singer. Here’s one of his recent tracks:
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.