UFC Fighter Thiago Silva Arrested AFTER Domestic Dispute
What’s love got to do with it?
Most likely everything, as prized UFC fighter Thiago Silva was arrested after going to a jiu-jitsu gym where he allegedly threatened MMA instructor Pablo Popovitch after thinking he had been sleeping with his wife.
The report according to TMZ says,
UFC fighter Thiago Silva was arrested Thursday night for attempted murder following a standoff with a SWAT team after he allegedly threatened people at a jiu-jitsu school and barricaded himself inside his home — and we have footage showing the moment he was finally captured.
Cops in Broward County, FL say the incident began just before 8 PM, when Silva went to the school owned by famed instructor Pablo Popovitch. Silva — sporting blue board shorts — allegedly threatened people there and then went back to his home.
According to police, Silva barricaded himself inside the home. The SWAT team arrived a short time later and surrounded the place as officials tried to get him to surrender. Silva finally gave himself up around 11:15 PM.
He was accused earlier of shoving a gun in his wife’s mouth after learning of the potential actions.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Thiago pulled up to Pablo’s training center Thursday night … pulled out a GLOCK and pointed it at his wife.
Thiago allegedly told his wife, “You have ten seconds to bring Pablo outside and if he does not come out, I will go in the gym and start shooting everyone.”
Cops say the class was filled with 25 students at the time of the altercation.
Courts have thrown out an attempted murder charge but he still remains in big trouble after the altercation.
Silva was hit with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm … and the judge has decided to hold him in custody without bond.Silva was not only deemed a flight risk, due to his connections in Brazil — but the judge says there’s a high risk he’ll commit violence against his wife.
During the hearing, Silva’s lawyer said the fighter is dead broke … and desperately needs the paycheck he’ll receive for his scheduled fight in Dallas at UFC 171.
However, UFC honcho Dana White tells TMZ Sports … “This guy will never fight in the UFC again.”