Tony Ferguson Biography: Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla is a professional MMA fighter from the United States. He now fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Lightweight category. He was once the Interim UFC Lightweight Champion.
Tony Ferguson Biography
Tony Ferguson Biography: Ferguson was born on February 12, 1984, in Oxnard, California, but grew up mainly in Muskegon, Michigan. He is of Mexican descent. Ferguson is his Scottish-American stepfather’s surname. Ferguson participated in three sports at Muskegon Catholic Central High School: American football, baseball, and wrestling. He started defensive back for the class 8 state football winners in 2000 and was a three-time All-State wrestler, winning the 152-pound class in 2002.
Ferguson attended Central Michigan University after high school before transferring to Grand Valley State University. He also attended Muskegon Community College. He did not finish his degree but had a tremendous collegiate wrestling career, earning the National Collegiate Wrestling Association national wrestling title in the 165-pound class in 2006.
Ferguson returned to California after graduation to be closer to his extended family, working in marketing & sales during the day and bartending at night. While operating a bar shift one night, a client saw Ferguson’s cauliflower ear and began conversing about his wrestling past. The patron worked as a trainer at a local MMA gym and was invited to help some young MMA fighters with their wrestling. He soon pursued a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
Tony Ferguson Wiki
Tony Ferguson Biography: Ferguson was born on February 12, 1984, in Oxnard, California, but grew up mainly in Muskegon, Michigan.
|Date Of Birth||February 12, 1984|
|Birth Place||Oxnard, California|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
Tony Ferguson Personal Life
Ferguson and his wife, Cristina Ferguson, have a son. Cristina filed a restraining order against Tony in March 2019, stating unusual conduct such as acute paranoia, not sleeping for days, pulling apart their house fireplace, and believing that a monitoring chip was implanted in his leg during reconstructive knee surgery. She did not allege physical abuse, and the restraining order was a preventative step to seek him care for his mental illness. By April 2019, she had lifted the injunction, and he had resumed his MMA training.
Ferguson was arrested in Hollywood, California, in the early hours of May 7, 2023, and charged with driving under the influence after reportedly smashing his pickup truck into two other cars outside a nightclub, forcing his vehicle to flip over. He was arrested and put into the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood station, where his bail was $30,000. He was later freed from detention on his recognizance.
What is Tony Ferguson Net Worth?
Tony Ferguson is an American professional MMA with a net worth of $2 million.
Tony Ferguson Career
Ferguson made his official MMA debut in April 2008, defeating Steve Abalos. In September 2010, he defeated Brock Jardine to win the vacant PureCombat Welterweight Championship. Ferguson defeated Ramsey Nijem in the Ultimate Fighter 13 Welterweight Tournament and received the Knockout of the Night. In an October 2013 victory over Mike Rio, he had the Submission of the Night.
Ferguson won the Performance of the Night award twice in 2015, once against Gleison Tibau and once against Josh Thomson. When he defeated Edson Barboza in December 2015, he had the Performance of the Night and the Fight of the Night. Tony Ferguson won the Fight of the Night in July 2016 over Lando Vannata and Rafael dos Anjos in November 2016.
He defeated Kevin Lee in October 2017 to earn the interim UFC Lightweight Championship, although he was later stripped of the belt due to injuries. Ferguson defeated Anthony Pettis in October 2018 and Donald Cerrone in June 2019.
Ferguson was scheduled to return to the welterweight division to face Li Jingliang in the co-main event of UFC 279 on September 10, 2022. However, Ferguson was promoted to the main event to face Nate Diaz after his original opponent Khamzat Chimaev withdrew due to failing to make weight. Ferguson was defeated in the fourth round by a guillotine choke submission.
Tony Ferguson Next Fight
On July 29, 2023, Ferguson is scheduled to face Bobby Green at UFC 291.