Last night, Christina, the wife of ex-interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, had put a restraining order against him alleging domestic violence. Ferguson, who does not fight since obtaining a unanimous decision against Anthony Pettis in the UFC 229 last October, has not returned to the activity since he was solving personal problems, according to Dana White.
In police documents obtained by MMA Junkie details the erratic behavior of Ferguson that would have started in January 2018. According to Christina, although he has never been violent with her or his son, he believes that something is wrong and that he should seek medical attention.
According to a person close to the situation, Ferguson has come to the extreme of believing that someone has implanted a chip in his leg. The ex-champion had to undergo an operation almost a year ago after tripping over one cable and injuring himself. This resulted in being stripped of his belt to days of unifying it into the UFC 223.
Aware that the problem has been made public, Ferguson published a series of tweets that seem not much to the case, but his wife issued a statement to ESPN in which it refers to the situation:
Update on the Tony Ferguson story, which was first reported by @mmajunkiesteven. Here is a statement from Ferguson’s wife, via her lawyer, provided to ESPN: https://t.co/bQF3yOKxYF pic.twitter.com/2j4JHTdENG
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 15, 2019
Tony Ferguson is a good husband and a good father to our son. Current legal procedures are a process to ensure that Tony gets the help he needs to be the best he can, and also to continue his passion and profession as a UFC fighter. All good wishes are well received and we hope that our privacy will be respected.
It going to be though for him coming back from this right now.
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