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Tony Ferguson answers questions from the media at a press conference in 2018.

Tony Ferguson receives probation, DUI charge dropped

A DUI misdemeanor charge against UFC star Tony Ferguson has been dismissed by the court according to online records. Judge Shannon K. Cooley, of Superior Court of Los Angeles County, California ruled on the case against the 39-year-old fighter on Monday.

A plea deal reached by the prosecution and defense requires that Ferguson serve one year of probation for the May 7 arrest after he allegedly crashed his truck into two cars parked outside a nightclub in Hollywood.

Ferguson pleaded nolo contendere to one misdemeanor charge of wet reckless driving upon a highway after previously pleading not guilty.

“Nolo contendere” is a Latin phrase that means “I do not wish to contest.” When defendants enter a no contest plea, they are not technically entering an admission of guilt, but are still allowing the court to determine their punishment.

Conditions of probation include not driving after drinking alcohol in any measurable amount and paying restitution to the victim, among other terms.

No injuries occurred as a result of the accident.

Ferguson returns to the octagon at UFC 296 on Dec. 15 against Paddy Pimblett.

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