For those of you that haven’t heard, former UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva has been charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and is being held without bond in a Broward County jail.
(If you haven’t heard, you’re probably a heartbroken Bronco fan, suffering from a sports breakdown.)
On Friday, the UFC terminated the contract of the 31-year-old Brazilian, who was originally charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Silva allegedly pulled a gun on his estranged wife Thaysa and her boyfriend Pablo Popovitch, who released this statement on his Facebook page:
“Concerning the incident that took place at Academy last night. During our evening class, at around 7:45pm. Thiago Silva was outside sitting in his car honking the horn non-stop. Thaysa went outside to talk to Thiago to understand what was happening and saw a gun. After that, I went to see what was happening and also saw that he had a gun. He seemed to be under the influence of some type of drug whether alcohol or drugs. My staff notified the police at that time, and soon after the police arrived. He took off and the police went after him.
Thaysa has been separated and living alone since December of 2012. Thiago has been charged with battery in the past and was seeing other girls and moving on with his own life.
It’s very unfortunate that this had to happen, the last thing I wanted us to see Thiago in this manner. I wish him all the best and hope this will soon be over.”
TVMix obtained a copy of Silva’s arrest report which we chose not to post (unlike other outlets) to protect the victims information, but you can read the original story here.
In other news, a different Silva, “The Spider,” Anderson Silva is working out and walking down stairs without crutches, a little over a month since he snapped his left leg on Chris Weidman’s knee at UFC 168.
A picture surfaced last week with Silva lifting a 45-pound bar, along with a 16-second clip of him walking down stairs without assistance.
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I’m not sure what he’s made out of, but I’d take Silva over Ironman in the Octagon any day. (Ironman’s energy is prone to give out at some point in the fight.)
This Saturday, UFC Fight Night: Machida vs. Mousasi will be live from Jaragua do Sul, Brazil on Fox Sports 1.
The main event features former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (20-4) — who will be competing for the second time at middleweight and is coming off a knockout win over Mark Munoz — against former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2), who has won six of his last seven fights.
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This should be a great fight, with both guys ranked in the top ten, and I think the winner will be next in line to fight for the middleweight championship. (Following Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort at UFC 173.)
Both Machida and Mousasi matchup well against each other, but I think Machida will edge out Mousasi by decsion. Here’s Machida talking about fighting his friend and bout with Mousasi.
The co-main event features Brazilian fan favorite Ronaldo Jacare Souza (19-3-1), against George St. Pierre’s teammate Francis Carmont (22-7).
Look for Jacare to make quick work of Carmont, who is taking a big step up in competition. Jacare by TKO in the second round.
David Kano is lead writer for MMA Show News and co-host of The Hollywood MMA Show. You can follow him on Twitter @TheDKano.
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