Former UFC fighter Thiago Silva, for all intents and purposes, is now a free man.
Initially facing two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest without violence, all charges against Silva were dropped on Thursday, according to an initial report from TMZ Sports.
“All charges against Thiago Silva were dropped. The victim was uncooperative, and investigators determined that she has likely moved out of the country,” the Broward County Attorney’s Office told TMZ.
Silva was arrested on Feb. 7 and eventually charged stemming from an incident at the Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Oakland Park, Fla. that followed threats that Silva made against his estranged wife, Thaysa, who trained at the academy and dated Popovitch.
The UFC terminated Silva’s contract following his arrest.
Silva last fought at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in October of 2013, when he won a unanimous decision over Matt Hamill. He had been scheduled to fight for a promotion called Fight Time in August, but the bout was scrapped after Silva suffered a knee injury.