Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson has once again made headlines, and this time it’s for all the wrong reasons. As reported by TMZ, the former UFC interim lightweight champion was arrested on Sunday for charges of DUI in Hollywood, California. It’s alleged that he crashed his truck into two cars parked outside of a nightclub in the early hours of the morning.
The incident occurred when Ferguson reportedly refused to take a field sobriety test, and he is now facing misdemeanor DUI charges along with other potential charges. Reports have also suggested that he was “very uncooperative” during the arrest, which resulted in the truck being flipped on its side.
Video footage has emerged from the scene, which shows a tow truck operator working to flip Ferguson’s overturned truck back onto all four wheels. One of the cars that were reportedly damaged belongs to a rapper named Cash Gotti, who came outside to find his Mercedes likely totaled.
This isn’t the first negative incident relating to Tony Ferguson, as in 2019, his wife filed a restraining order against him citing concerns around his mental health. Ferguson claimed that he was being tracked through a chip inserted into his body during surgery, which led to his wife filing an order. She did, however, drop it the following month.
Ferguson has been on a losing streak, having lost his last five straight fights. After winning nine post-fight bonuses in nine fights, including a double bonus for a win over Edson Barboza, Ferguson couldn’t match this success after being stripped of his interim lightweight title due to injury. He suffered losses to Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush, and Michael Chandler with a vicious front kick, and a submission loss to Nate Diaz in September 2021.