The wife of former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson filed a restraining order against her husband on Wednesday, alleging domestic violence.
According to online records, Cristina Ferguson filed the restraining order in Orange County Superior Court yesterday.
The court’s domestic violence prevention services project is set to launch a formal investigation on March 22, with a domestic violence hearing set for April 5.
According to police reports, five domestic disturbances have occurred at the Ferguson residence since January 2018. With that said, Tony Ferguson was never arrested or charged in any of those incidents.
The restraining order was filed by Cristina against “El Cucuy” less than one week after six police units were dispatched to the Ferguson home. Cristina told police that she was at her parent’s house in La Mirada this past Friday when Tony Ferguson took their 2-year-old son back to their house and changed all the locks on the doors.
More information on the recent can be found below via MMAJunkie:
On Feb. 19, police conducted a welfare check on Tony Ferguson after he made unknown threats, and his wife and son left their house, according to a separate police report. Police spoke to an unidentified female who stated Tony Ferguson had “not slept for three days and was tearing apart the home” and “broke apart the fire place and believed someone placed a (computer) chip in his leg.” An unidentified male who’d called the police said the fighter had told him “someone was inside his walls.” Nearly two hours after the police made contact, Cristina Ferguson told police her husband’s trainer couldn’t get him to leave the house to see a doctor.
Just three days earlier, on Feb. 16, Cristina Ferguson called police from a nearby park after leaving their home. She said that, while Tony Ferguson hadn’t been violent to her or anyone else, she was concerned for her husband’s well being. In police comments on the incident report, she reported that “he kept throwing ‘holy water’ at her,” and his condition – redacted in the report – had been getting worse. He’d also refused to go to a hospital for an evaluation.
Tony Ferguson has not stepped foot inside the octagon since defeating former champion Anthony Pettis at October’s UFC 229 event in Las Vegas.
“El Cucuy” was offered a fight with Max Holloway for the promotions interim 155-pound title at UFC 236, but ended up declining the title bout.
Ferguson, who is currently sporting an amazing eleven-fight win streak, most recently called for a fight with Conor McGregor.
The Irish superstar, McGregor, is currently in some hot water of his own. The former two-division UFC champion was arrested in Miami earlier this week for strong-armed robbery.
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