Tony Ferguson’s wife has filed a restraining order against the UFC lightweight star alleging domestic violence while detailing other disturbing allegations that have led to concerns for his mental welfare.
Police records show that police have been called to the Ferguson’s home in relation to domestic disturbances on no less than five occasions since January of 2018, including three within the past month, though the fighter wasn’t arrested or charged in relation to those matters.
The most recent incidents began on February 16th, when Cristina Ferguson called police from a park near their home stating that she was concerned for her husband’s well being due to the fact he had been throwing ‘holy water’ at her and that a condition that was redacted in the police report was getting worse.
When police arrived at the scene Ferguson reportedly refused to go to hospital for an evaluation.
Then on February 19th Ferguson allegedly made unspecified threats that led to his wife and child leaving their home and police conducting a welfare check.
Ferguson had reportedly not slept for three days and was, “tearing apart the home,” claimed that someone had put a computer chip in his leg and that “someone was inside his walls.”
Again, Ferguson refused to go and see a doctor on this occasion.
The most recent incident happened less than a week ago, when Ferguson took their two-year-old son back home from his wife’s parents house and then changed the locks.
However, she said she didn’t fear for the child’s safety and so police deemed there had been no crime committed.
News of the allegations emerged not long after Dana white informed a fan on social media that personal issues were the reason Ferguson hasn’t been back in the Octagon since an TKO win over Anthony Pettis last October.
“Tony is dealing with a lot of personal issues right now and can’t fight,” White stated. “Hopefully things turn around for him and he can get back in there.”
Ferguson is currently riding an 11-fight win streak in the UFC’s lightweight division and in 2017 won the interim title, though he was later stripped of the belt after suffering an injury.