LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 06: Tony Ferguson looks on in his lightweight bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)
Rumors began circulating late last week that former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was involved in some sort of domestic dispute, now just days later it appears that his wife Cristina has filed a restraining order on the former champion.
According to MMAJunkie who got their information from an online court site Ferguson’s wife is alleging a pattern of domestic violence. The filing comes through the Orange County, CA Superior Court. They have scheduled an investigation for March 22 and a hearing for April 5.
MMAJunkie also uncovered five separate police reports involving Ferguson over the course of the last few months, three taking place in the last month. Ferguson was not arrested or charged with any crimes on any of these police visits.
The police reports show various alarming moments including a statement that Ferguson had “not slept for three days and was tearing apart the home” and “broke apart the fireplace and believed someone placed a (computer) chip in his leg.” The reports also show that Cristina was worried about his well being at that a redacted condition seemed to be getting worse. Just a week ago police responded to Ferguson’s home where he had allegedly taken his 2-year-old son and changed the locks. No crime was committed as the parents did not have a custody order in place.
Ferguson was reportedly offered a fight against Max Holloway at UFC 236 turned the fight down. He has yet to comment publicly on the news but his management team, Paradigm Sports issued this statement, “This is a private family matter that is in the process of being resolved.”
Ferguson was stripped of the interim title when he was injured during a press event and unable to fight just days before the scheduled bout.