Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was charged with driving under the influence last month after he crashed his pickup truck into two parked cars outside a Hollywood club just before 2 AM.
Now, according to a report from TMZ, the 39-year-old entered a not guilty plea at his arraignment last week.
Ferguson refused to take a field sobriety test and was “very uncooperative” at the scene of the accident according to law enforcement officials.
Ferguson is due back in court for another hearing on the matter later this month. Nobody was injured in the accident.
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.
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