Former UFC fighter Thiago Silva, initially held without the opportunity to bond out, on Friday was given a $25,000 bound with conditions.
Silva was arrested on Feb. 7 and eventually charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest without violence. The charges stemmed 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 trains at the academy, and purportedly dates Popovitch.
Judge John Hurley initially set Silva’s bond at $2,500,100. However, citing Silva, a native of Brazil, as a possible flight risk, the appearance of ongoing domestic violence towards his wife, and the probability that he represents a continued threat to his wife and others in the community, Judge Hurley then ordered Silva held without the ability to post bond.
Broward Circuit court Judge Geoffrey Cohen during a Friday morning court appearance said there was no proof Silva was a flight risk and would try to return to Brazil, according to a report by CBS Miami.
Judge Cohen set Silva’s bond at $25,000 with the stipulations that he stay away from drugs and alcohol, wear an ankle bracelet for monitoring his location, attend anger management classes and adhere to a 10 p.m. curfew.
Silva’s next court appearance is slated for March 19.
His manager, Glenn Robinson, told CBS Miami that he is working on getting Silva fights with other organizations since his UFC contract was terminated after he was arrested and charged.
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