UFC vet Ferguson arrested after rollover crash
Brett Okamoto, ESPN Staff WriterMay 7, 2023, 11:06 AM ET
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UFC veteran Tony Ferguson was arrested early Sunday morning following a multi-vehicle crash in Hollywood, the Los Angeles Police Department told ESPN.
The LAPD told the Los Angeles Times that Ferguson, 39, had been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.
Video of the scene surfaced on YouTube via AXN News early Sunday. The video showed Ferguson near a pickup truck that had flipped over and collided with multiple parked cars. Ferguson appeared uninjured.
The LAPD told the Times that the crash occurred around 2 a.m. PT and that Ferguson refused to take a breathalyzer test at the scene. He is reportedly facing a misdemeanor charge.
An LAPD spokesperson said Ferguson had passengers in the car with them but that no injuries were reported.
Ferguson’s management declined to comment on the matter when reached by ESPN.
Ferguson (25-8) is a former lightweight interim champion. He has fought exclusively in UFC since 2011 and has been one of the top 155-pound fighters over the past decade. Fighting out of Ventura, California, Ferguson is currently on a five-fight skid. He most recently suffered a decision loss to Nate Diaz in September.
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