Ferguson’s Wife Drops Restraining Order Request

The wife of UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has ended her quest in gaining a restraining order on her husband.

Cristina Ferguson filed the request on March 13th in Orange County California family court, for her and their two-year old son due to Ferguson’s “threatening and violent behavior.

A hearing was scheduled for April 5th, but per MMA Fighting not only did the hearing not occur, but Ferguson’s counsel requested the hearing not happen .

“There are no matters pending in this case,” Cristina Ferguson’s attorney Jeffery L. Heath wrote in an e-mail.

Heath would not expand further on the matter, just over a month after his client filed the restraining order to help her husband gain “the help necesary to continue being the best possible, as well as to pursue his passion and career as a UFC champion.”

“Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son,” the original statement read. “The current legal proceedings are a part of a process to ensure that Tony will receive the help necessary to continue being the best possible, as well as to pursue his passion and career as a UFC champion fighter. All positive well wishes are sincerely appreciated and I hope our privacy will be respected.”

There were no charges filed or arrests made in the situation, but issues arose when the fighter took their son from his wife’s parents’ home, with Ferguson forbidding his wife to see their son for almost a week.

Ferguson described in a declaration to the court several “mental” breaks that  her husband had over the course of a few months.  In February,  Ferguson had a delusion that their son was “Jesus Christ and [Tony] was the second Jesus Christ.”

With Ferguson getting help from the UFC and Paradigm Management, his management team, it seems Ferguson is on the road to better mental health, and possibly a return to the Octagon.


Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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