Conor McGregor reaches out to Tony Ferguson after restraining order request
Conor McGregor has reached out to rival Tony Ferguson after his wife Cristina requested a domestic violence restraining order against him.
According to MMA Fighting, officers from the Santa Ana (Calif.) Police Department were sent to “remove” Tony Ferguson’s 2-year-old son from him following Cristina’s restraining order filing.
Cristina released a statement on the order through her attorney claiming:
"Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son. The current legal proceedings are part of a process to ensure that Tony will receive the help necessary to continue being the best possible husband and father, 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."
McGregor, who has verbally sparred with Ferguson at several points over the last few years, reached out to the Lightweight contender and felt that he could come back stronger than ever.
Tony Ferguson is the type of guy that when all the chips are down, can pick them right back up again and come back stronger than ever!
Came back from a debilitating injury in record time to give us one of the fights of the year!
Let’s go Tony!!
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 16, 2019
UFC President Dana White said that Ferguson is dealing with personal issues and can't fight until those issues have been resolved.
He added that hopefully that things will turn around for Ferguson and that he can return to the Octagon sometime in the near future.