Ferguson's wife files restraining order after multiple police visits to their home.
UFC's #2 overall ranked Lightweight Tony Ferguson has reportedly been hit with a restraining order by his wife, Cristina Ferguson.
According to reports, police have been called to the Ferguson home five different times since January 2018, including three times in the last 30 days. Tony Ferguson has not been arrested or charged with committing a crime during any of the situations.
In one of the incidents, which occurred on February 19, Tony reportedly "broke apart the fire place" after being convinced that some placed a computer chip in his leg.
Via MMA Junkie:
"On Feb. 19, police conducted a welfare check on Tony after his wife and son left the home after he allegedly made threats. According to the police report, an unidentified female told police that Tony 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 told police that the former champion told him “someone was inside his walls.” Cristina told police that his trainer was unable to convince the fighter to leave the home and see a doctor."
Cristina Ferguson's lawyer, Jeffrey L. Heath, released a statement to ESPN on Thursday night with his client explaining her reasoning for the temporary restraining order.
"Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son," Cristina Ferguson said in the statement. "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.
"All positive well wishes are sincerely appreciated and I hope our privacy will be respected."
Ferguson, winner of 11 straight fights, has not competed in UFC since UFC 229 last October when he defeated Anthony Pettis by way of second-round TKO.