Tony Ferguson DUI charge dismissed after plea deal with prosecutors
UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson has settled a court case stemming from a May arrest on DUI charges after reaching a plea deal with prosecutors.
According to online court records, the DUI charge was dismissed with Ferguson pleading Nolo Contendere to a lesser charge of wet reckless driving upon a highway. As a condition of his plea deal, Ferguson will serve one year of probation.
MMAJunkie initially reported the news.
Nolo contendere means a defendant in a criminal case accepts a conviction but does not admit guilt.
The plea deal concluded the court case surrounding Ferguson after he was arrested and charged with DUI back in May. The veteran UFC fighter was taken into custody after he allegedly crashed into two cars parked outside a nightclub in Hollywood.
Ferguson allegedly flipped his truck during the accident and was arrested after refusing a field sobriety test.
He was released on bail and later pled not guilty to the charges.
With Ferguson accepting the plea deal, the DUI charge has now officially been dismissed and he’ll serve one year of probation on the lesser charge of reckless driving.
Ferguson, 39, returns to action on Dec. 16 when he faces Paddy Pimblett in a featured bout at the UFC 296 pay-per-view card in the former interim UFC lightweight champion’s first fight since a July loss Bobby Green.