Christina Ferguson Issues Statement On Restraining Order Filed Against Tony Ferguson

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It was reported yesterday that Christina Ferguson, wife of former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson, has filed a restraining order against the UFC star while alleging domestic violence.

Christina has now issued a statement to ESPN on the matter, with that statement being issued through her lawyer Jeffrey L. Heath:

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"Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son. 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."

The temporary restraining order against Tony is expected to be in place until April 5, which is when the couple is due back in court.

Tony was also reportedly set to face UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway for the vacant UFC Interim Lightweight Title at UFC 236, but was replaced by Dustin Poirier. It is unknown at this time if the personal issues are what lead to Ferguson not accepting the title fight.

There has been no comment from Tony at this time, who was last seen defeating former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 229.

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