News broke recently that former UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been arrested, according to a report by The Daly Wire.
Ferguson was arrested on Sunday for reportedly driving under the influence, which reportedly caused him to crash his truck into two parked cars outside a Hollywood nightclub.
The 39-year-old flipped his truck to its side following the collision at almost two a.m., leaving one man to be sent to the local hospital in an unknown condition, as local media reported.
It was reported by TMZ that Ferguson turned down the opportunity to take a field sobriety test and was reported by authorities to be "uncooperative" and it was said he “reeked of alcohol and had bloodshot eyes."
According to online papers that were published in MMA Fighting, Ferguson was charged with a misdemeanor DUI and was given bail in the amount of $30,000.
The fighter is reportedly still in custody, and while it is as yet unclear, his license was taken away because he refused to take a field sobriety test when police requested he comply.
According to Cash Gotti's Instagram account, Ferguson is said to have driven into the rapper's Mercedes.
#UPDATE And now - confirmation by the LAPD, former Lightweight #UFC champion Tony Ferguson was arrested and booked for DUI following Hollywood crash. @ABC7 pic.twitter.com/ntu6fiIrgK
— Marc Cota-Robles (@abc7marccr) May 7, 2023
Ferguson has been participating in the UFC since 2011 and has a record of 25-8 thus far. So far he has lost his last five fights, with the most recent one being a submit loss to fellow fighter Nate Diaz in September of last year.
Ferguson also lost to Justin Gaethje, Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira, and Beneil Dariush, among other champions. Ferguson beat Kevin Lee by submission to win the lightweight title in 2017, but he had to give up the title soon after because of an illness.
The Daily Mail says that Ferguson's wife, Christina Servin, filed a restraining order against him in 2019, claiming "uncharacteristic behavior" like extreme paranoia, not getting enough sleep, and breaking things.
Servin also said that she got the protection order so that he could focus on his mental health. The order was withdrawn one month later.
“Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son,” Servin said in a 2019 statement, according to The New York Post.
“The current legal proceedings are a part of a process to ensure that Tony will receive the help necessary to continue being the best possible, as well as to pursue his passion and career as a UFC champion fighter.”