Tony Ferguson Arrested for DUI in Hollywood
UFC fighter Tony Ferguson was arrested early Sunday morning for driving under the influence (DUI). According to TMZ, Ferguson crashed his pickup truck into two parked cars outside a Hollywood club just before 2 AM. His truck flipped on its side, but he was not injured nor was anyone else.
Ferguson refused to take a field sobriety test and was “very uncooperative” at the scene, TMZ reports. He was arrested at the scene and is facing misdemeanor DUI charges. He is also facing license suspension for refusing the field sobriety test.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time Ferguson has had legal issues in March 2019 when his wife, Cristina Ferguson, filed a restraining order against him.
Cristina alleged that Tony exhibited uncharacteristic behavior, including severe paranoia, not sleeping for days, and tearing apart their home fireplace. She even claimed that he believed a tracking chip was inserted into his leg during reconstructive knee surgery. However, she did not accuse him of physical abuse and filed a restraining order as a precautionary measure to get him the help he needed for his mental state. Thankfully, by April 2019, Cristina dropped the restraining order, and Tony resumed his MMA career.
Ferguson is a former, Interim lightweight champion who was stripped of that title when he was injured. He lost his last five bouts in the UFC and has not fought since September of last year when he fought Nate Diaz at UFC 279 for Diaz’s last contracted UFC bout.
MMA Junkie confirmed with an LAPD spokesperson Sunday afternoon that Ferguson remains in custody.
Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Along with over 30 years of martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour podcast, and also writes for Spectation Sports. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel