All Charges Against Former UFC Fighter Thiago Silva Dropped

September 5, 2014
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Thiago Silva mugshotFormer 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.

SEE ALSO: Thiago Silva Arrested After Standoff at Florida Home

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.

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  • Bob burris

    see this is why u suspend until the case has been handled before firing people right away..I mean hes guilty as all hell but who cares..Man had all charges dropped.He should be allowed to fight

    • TheCerealKiller

      He should be in jail. I’m glad you support domestic violence. Too bad you don’t support grammar.

      • PrideMMA

        You should be banned from this site. You only have rude comments. I honestly feel sorry for you.

        • TheCerealKiller

          Just like steroids should have been banned in PRIDE.

      • Heidi

        You mean support proper grammar

      • Thiago’s New GF Brandon Vera

        You are dealing with naive adults or young kinds here.

        Put yourself in Thiago’s wife’s shoes. You are from Brazil where domestic violence is more common than and looked less unfavorably than in the US.

        Thiago is your kids’ father.

        You can just dump the loser and move out of the country, or stay in the country (you will spend money living in the States just to see your ex-husband and father of your kids rot in jail???) and make sure he goes to jail.

        The arrest was made after the police investigated the situation. Then the prosecutors pressed charged based on the evidence collected. Finally the bail was set by a judge. So the police, prosecutor and the judge were all bigots that look down on MMA fighters?

  • Adil

    Damn he is lucky. Well back to fighting I guess.

  • Lee Jones

    The ufc needs to rethink their decision now that his charges were cleared. Silva is a great asset to the company as well as a great fighter.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Guys, he was not cleared of anything. The victim fled the country to get away from him in fear for her life. He is the original Warmachine.

    • LionStone

      Wrong. Why wasn’t she cooperative then, which would put him away? When charges are dropped, you are clear, simple as that!

      • mmalive


        Great comment man.

        TheCerealKiller is an IDIOT like a lot of these FOOLS one her.

        Look at the screen name.

        War on Silva.

        • TheCerealKiller

          You stupid F—, make a comment that means something for once. You hate me, but you always look stupid.

          She fears for her life, why would she stay in the US? You need to register that name or quit hiding behind a guest post.

        • He went to his estranged wife’s jiu-jitsu studio with a gun. What was he gonna do, practice submissions on it? The charges were dropped by default as she fled the country, probably in fear for her life. Sure, it’s a “win”, but when the other team doesn’t show up, does it really feel like one?

          • Muaythai4life

            Or she fled probably because she was lying. Or probably because aliens abducted her. or probably because she’s a criminal. Or probably anything. My point is you have no idea why she left the country and wasn’t cooperative with the police. So you “probably” have no clue what you are talking about.

          • He put a hand gun in the mouth of his ex-wife at her lover’s jiu jitsu studio after abusing cocaine. Yes, it was all a lie. All of the witnesses that saw him barge into the jiu jitsu studio with a hand gun were all fictitious. She had no reason to leave the country at all.

          • Muaythai4life

            Then where are those witnesses? The state doesn’t need the ex to cooperate if there are witnesses that come forward to say those events happened. I’m just saying if there is so much uh evidence to support what you think then he would have the charges

        • You fool

          The cerealkiller is an IDIOT like a lot of these FOOLS one her. Great typing. Geez just don’t reply mate. You look like an IDIOT every time.

          • TRT-rex

            Lol. Mmalive is an idiot

      • TheCerealKiller

        My ex assaulted me in front of my daughter, but I dropped the charges. That doesn’t mean she didn’t do it. That’s what my point is.

        • LionStone

          Hey sorry to hear, happened to me too a few times, never pressed charges though. Anyway if you have some moral issue that’s for you to have to deal with, but legally and as far as his career is concerned, in the eyes of the UFC, he’s back. More details surfaced per Popovitch that Thaysa had repeatedly provoked Thiago, so there’s that too.

          • TheCerealKiller

            Provoked blah blah blah. No excuse.

    • Muaythai4life

      Guilty until proven innocent huh?

      • earlsimmons

        Whats wrong with that?

        • Muaythai4life

          Seriously? Everything.

    • Mr. Hahn

      Pieces of work like this get what they deserve. Look at his life no job, no wife, no more kids, no more respect, the blackzillians don’t want him back (rightfully so) he will be relegated to the bush leagues until Bellator or WSOF throw the mongrel dog a bone

      • LionStone

        Get your facts straight… Thiago has been training with the Blackzilians and they recently just IG’d that they are happy and grateful that the UFC are giving him another chance!

    • TRT-rex

      I’m pretty sure he is cleared since the charges were dropped. That’s usually what that means. She coulda put him away for a long time then left! She isn’t running from him

      • TheCerealKiller

        Yeah, just Michael Jackson didn’t screw those kids.

      • Balls deep

        He paid her not to show, this happens all the time.

  • Mr. Hahn

    Karma will get him and every other ‘man’ that does this to woman. Wouldn’t be at all surprised if this psycho goes after her wherever she is

  • DamianCross

    Why couldn’t she cooperate with prosecutors? If her accusations are true, why is she comfortable with letting Silva roam free to torment others?

  • Daniel Veloso Martins

    Im brazilian and I cay say properly about brazilian women. They are professional liars. They pur police/justice agianst men all the time. BTW Im a cop too. Hope UFC call him back