The UFC released a statement today, announcing it has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva who is being held without bail after being arrested by the Broward County Sheriff’s and charged with two counts of attempted murder, aggravated battery, and obstruction without violence last night.
Silva needed to be tased by the SWAT team, after giving them the middle finger and proceeding into his house, before complying with officers commands.
TVMix obtained a copy of the BSO’s arrest report which stated a drunken Silva allegedly pointed a black glock firearm at his estranged wife Thaysa and said, “You have ten seconds to bring Pablo [Popovitch] outside and if he does not come out, I will go in the gym and start shooting everyone.”
Popovitch came outside, and when Silva allegedly pointed the gun and threatened to kill them, the two ran inside and called 911.
The report also states that Silva’s wife Thaysa and Popovitch were in a romantic relationship, and that she had a restraining order on Thiago since January 30, 2014.
On that date, Silva allegedly put a gun in her mouth and threatened to kill her.
Silva (16-3), was a fast rising light heavyweight prospect who started his career with a 13-0 record before being knocked out by former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.
David Kano is lead writer for MMA Show News and co-host of The Hollywood MMA Show. You can follow him on Twitter @TheDKan
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