UFC star Tony Ferguson arrested for DUI after crashing his truck

The MMA star was arrested in Los Angeles

By Web Desk
May 08, 2023
Tony Ferguson — AFP

The former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was arrested on early Sunday morning for crashing and flipping his truck in Los Angeles, California.

According to the American news agency TMZ, Ferguson was arrested after he allegedly crashed his truck into two parked cars outside a night club.

The UFC fighter was brought into custody at the Hollywood Community Police Station following the accident and a bond was set at $30,000.

Ferguson was released at 12:12 p.m. PT on Sunday and is due back in Los Angeles municipal court on June 1.

As per TMZ, Ferguson was “very uncooperative” when he was taken into custody.

This is not the first time Ferguson came in the headlines for something other than MMA. In 2019 Tony’s wife filed a restraining order against him which according to her was an attempt to get him mental health support.

Ferguson is on a five-match losing streak in MMA. His last fight was against the American MMA star Nate Diaz who won the match by submission during the fourth round on September 10, 2022.

The American star was on a 12-game winning streak starting from October 2013 to June 2019 where he won his last fight.

Tony’s last win in the cage was against the American MMA artist Donald Cerrone in UFC 238 on June 8, 2019, where he won the fight in the second round by TKO.

Despite losing five matches in a row, Ferguson does not plan to retire anytime soon.

"When I feel like "I'm ready to retire, I will retire. But right now it’s a little bit different, a little bit more interesting," he declared, via ESPN.