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They say the first step to fixing a personal problem is admitting you have one in the first place. Perhaps Tony Ferguson is on the right track.
As MMA Junkie first reported, Ferguson this week was hit with a restraining order by his wife, Cristina, who claims her husband has been “acting violent, paranoid and delusional for the past several months.” Various bizarre acts by Tony have led Cristina to be concerned for the well-being of the former UFC interim lightweight champion, who’s been visited by police five times in the last year.
Ferguson has remained active on social media since the news of his personal issues broke. And on Saturday night, Ferguson gave a positive update, sharing that he’s in the process of getting the help he needs while also thanking his fans for their continued support (via Instagram).
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"Champ Shit Only" Thank you all for the great support! I'm in a great spirits, UFC & Management are helping me find the help we need. I'm getting all of your messages, keep em' coming!!! Thank you very much for the kind words, my family & team appreciates it Lots of Love my Social Media Fam, keep the Faith couldnt do this sh– without you- Champ Batting Clean Up TonyFergusonxt.com
“Champ Shit Only” Thank you all for the great support! I’m in a great spirits, UFC & Management are helping me find the help we need. I’m getting all of your messages, keep em’ coming!!! Thank you very much for the kind words, my family & team appreciates it Lots of Love my Social Media Fam, keep the Faith couldnt do this sh– without you- Champ Batting Clean Up
Ferguson, who’s won his past 11 fights, hasn’t competed since a second-round TKO win over Anthony Pettis in a “Fight of the Year” candidate last October at UFC 229. Ferguson was in line for a title shot against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. But after Nurmagomedov was issued a nine-month suspension for his role in an infamous melee at UFC 229, the promotion’s plans for the division stalled.
Ferguson recently turned down a shot at an interim title fight, which is taking place between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier at UFC 236.
Ferguson and hiss wife have a 2-year-old son.
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