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Tony Ferguson Pleads Not Guilty to DUI Charge After Dramatic Truck Flip in Hollywood



Former UFC interim champion Tony Ferguson is gearing up for a legal battle as he pleads not guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge following a harrowing truck crash in Hollywood.


The 39-year-old fighter was arrested in the early hours of May 7 after his truck allegedly collided with two parked cars outside a nightclub. However, Ferguson is refusing to back down and entered a not-guilty plea during his recent arraignment on June 1.


According to reports, Ferguson's truck struck the parked vehicle, causing it to flip onto its side. Thankfully, the occupants of the truck escaped the wreckage with only minor injuries, thanks to the swift response of first responders. The aftermath of the crash was captured on video, showing a tow truck operator skillfully flipping the overturned truck back onto its wheels, which had precariously perched atop the two cars involved in the collision.


TMZ reported that one of the damaged cars belonged to a rapper named Cash Gotti, who was left devastated after finding his Mercedes likely totaled. The incident took a tumultuous turn as Ferguson was described as "very uncooperative" upon his arrest. However, despite his legal troubles, the UFC has booked Ferguson to face Bobby Green at UFC 291 on July 29 at the Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City.


Ferguson, who rose to fame after winning Season 13 of "The Ultimate Fighter," is currently experiencing the lowest point in his career, having suffered five consecutive losses against formidable opponents such as Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush, Michael Chandler, and most recently Nate Diaz at UFC 279 in September.


While Ferguson navigates the legal process, he remains determined to return to the octagon and prove his resilience. The upcoming fight against Bobby Green provides an opportunity for him to turn the tide and re-establish his dominance in the lightweight division.


As fans eagerly await the outcome of Ferguson's legal proceedings, the fighter's undeniable spirit and unwavering dedication to his craft serve as a testament to his determination to overcome adversity. Only time will tell if Ferguson can reclaim his former glory and revive his career amidst these challenges, but his not-guilty plea sets the stage for a fierce battle inside and outside the ring.

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