“It’s our job to be inspirational,” Gaethje told UFC.com. “This is one of the main reasons I do this. We can touch people’s lives and these children are way more of fighters than we will ever be.”
The Utah Jazz mascot, Jazz Bear and Jazz dancers also joined the fighters on behalf of the Utah Jazz Foundation.
The two-hour plus play session was filled with plenty of laughs, fist bumps, photos and smiles that had the room buzzing with energy.
“This is the first time that UFC has come to the hospital, and we are so thankful for the support,” Holly Moss-Rosen, a Child Life Specialist from Primary Children’s Hospital told UFC.com. “We had a great time with the athletes visiting the kids and their families. It makes a hard situation feel a little easier.”