Tony Ferguson’s charge of driving under the influence has been dismissed following a plea deal.
According to reports, the MMA fighter was arrested in May following a car crash into two other vehicles in a parking lot located in Hollywood. In the aftermath of the crash, Ferguson allegedly refused to comply with a breathalyzer test, which forced the authorities to react. With that being said, Ferguson pled nolo contendere to the misdemeanor charge, which meant the fighter didn’t contest the conviction even if he did not admit guilt. As a result, Ferguson is required to do one year’s probation.
This incident comes as Ferguson prepares to take on Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 on December 16th, 2023. The former has lost his last six fights, with suggestions that he may retire from the sport. And at the age of 39, Ferguson’s career is in the latter stages, which is why he cannot afford any other mishaps inside and outside the octagon.
Now he can retire. I've been saying he kept fighting to pay the damages n shit of this dui. After the paddy fight, he'll retire.
— YourMoms_MMA (@JodyJoe421) November 27, 2023
So taking a plea is admitting to guilt…..
— Charlie Bush (@charliebush77) November 27, 2023
Paddy in fear rn pic.twitter.com/2hEU1DbWOO
— ViolentFights (@ViolentFight) November 27, 2023