Midnight Mania! Ferguson Puts Make-A-Wish Kid Through Workout
Welcome to Midnight Mania!
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!
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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.