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UFC Star Tony Ferguson Shows Incredible Class By Hosting Virtual Workout With Make-A-Wish Lad

UFC Star Tony Ferguson Shows Incredible Class By Hosting Virtual Workout With Make-A-Wish Lad

Tony Ferguson oozed pure class by holding a virtual workout with a sick fan after being unable to meet him in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 36-year-old MMA star sustained an orbital fracture and broke his eye socket in his shock defeat to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 last month.

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ESPN's Ariel Helwani tweeted that Make-A-Wish had been in touch with him and mentioned that there was a kid whose favourite athlete is Ferguson.

The MMA reporter added that a meetup would be difficult amid the pandemic and wanted to set up a FaceTime chat between Ferguson and the kid if possible.

According to Helwani, 'El Cucuy' connected with the kid on FaceTime weeks later and held a virtual workout that "lasted over an hour."

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Ferguson, who was on a 12-fight winning streak before his defeat to Gaethje, posted a screenshot of the workout segment on his Instagram page.

Dustin Poirier, who faces Dan Hooker at a UFC event on Saturday, has revealed that he isn't interested in facing the retired Conor McGregor in a potential rematch.

But the 31-year-old UFC star admitted that he would like to clash with Ferguson en route to facing UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch.

"I mean, I'd love to [face McGregor] for the financial part of it, but I'm not chasing grudge matches at this point in my life," the 'Diamond' told TMZ.

"I'd rather fight Tony Ferguson and get closer to the title, but we'll see what happens."

Featured Image Credit: Tony Ferguson/Instagram

Topics: UFC News, MMA News, El Cucuy, Tony Ferguson, UFC

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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