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Since it was reported that Tony Ferguson’s wife has filed for a restraining order against him, she has issued a statement to explain why the legal proceeding is underway.

On Thursday it was reported that Cristina Ferguson has filed for a temporary restraining order against the former lightweight interim champ. The report cited allegations Ferguson had been acting erratically, and that authorities had been called to their household several times.

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More recently, Cristina Ferguson’s lawyer, Jeffrey L. Heath, delivered this statement for her to ESPN.

“Tony Ferguson is a good husband and good father to our son,” Cristina Ferguson said in the statement. “The current legal proceedings are a part of a process to ensure that Tony will receive the help necessary to continue being the best possible, 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.”

Ferguson also posted the comments below since news of the legal action broke: