Tony Ferguson Hit With Restraining Order By Wife
Cristina Ferguson’s lawyer, Jeffrey L. Heath, released a statement to ESPN on Thursday night with his client explaining her reasoning for the temporary restraining order.
“Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son,” Cristina Ferguson said in the statement. “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.”
Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been issued a restraining order by his wife this week, due to erratic behavior from the popular UFC fighter.
According to a report from MMAJunkie, Cristina Ferguson filed the restraining order on Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court, with an investigation by the court’s domestic violence prevention services for March 22nd and a hearing on April 5th.
While there have been no reports of physical violence performed by Ferguson, there have been at least five incidents reports filed by police since January 2018.
A week prior to Mrs. Ferguson filing the restraining order, six police units were dispatched to the Ferguson home, as her husband took their two-year-old son to their home while she was staying with her parents. Ferguson then changed the locks on the doors of the home. While she did not fear for the child’s safety, she did call the police, who determined no crime was committed.
A welfare check was performed on Mr. Ferguson on February 19th, when the fighter made unknown threats, causing his wife to take their son and leave the home. The police spoke to someone who claimed Ferguson had not slept in three days and was tearing apart the home, broke apart the fireplace, and believed that someone put a computer chip inside of his leg.
A second person called the police the same day claiming Ferguson believed there was “someone inside his walls.”
The restraining order comes a week after Dana White, UFC President, commented that “personal issues” have prevented Ferguson to return to the Octagon after defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 in October.
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