UFC veteran Tony Ferguson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Sunday morning after his truck hit other vehicles and overturned in Hollywood, police said.
Ferguson, former interim lightweight champion for Ultimate Fighting Championshipwas driving south on Wilcox Avenue at about 1:47 a.m. when his Silverado hit at least two other vehicles and overturned near Sunset Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
LAPD officer Norma Eisenman said Ferguson was accompanied by a passenger but no injuries were reported.
She said Ferguson allegedly refused to take a breath test at the scene and was later arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.
The UFC fighter spent part of his childhood in Oxnard before moving to Michigan, where he worked with his stepfather renovating homes for the family contracting business. An all-round athlete, Ferguson is an elite high school wrestler and also played baseball and soccer. He returned to Southern California in 2008 to practice martial arts.
He says those life experiences have contributed to his success as a boxer.
“Do you know what I got out of all that? Don’t give up,” Ferguson told the Los Angeles Times in 2017. “I’ve learned to be ingenious. Ingenuity is catching the baseball on the edge of your glove when you turn second, making one-handed grabs and lace-up tackles by running across the soccer field. And ingenuity is what I bring to the fight.