Thiago Silva arrested on multiple charges including attempted murder

Posted: February 7, 2014 in Latest news

thiagosilvamugUPDATE: The judge has thrown out the attempted murder charges. He said,  “It just seems if he wanted to shoot Mrs. Silva, he would’ve done it. He didn’t do it.” The judge did however decide to keep Silva in custody without bond. He believes Silva–who still has plenty of ties to Brazil–is a flight risk, as well as a risk to cause more harm to his wife.

UFC veteran Thiago Silva is currently in jail following his arrest for an incident at a gym last night. It is being reported that Silva was armed when he arrived at the Popovitch BJJ Center around 7:45 last night. No 0ne was injured but Silva allegedly threatened everyone there and is said to have shoved a gun into his wife’s mouth. His wife later told authorities that Thiago suspected she was having an affair with instructor Pablo Popovitch.

Silva then supposedly pointed a gun in his wife’s face outside the gym and told her “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.” When Popovitch ran outside, Silva fled.

From there he went to his home and barricaded himself inside. A SWAT team was deployed and eventually apprehended Silva and took him to jail after a four hour standoff. He was arrested for aggravated battery with a weapon, resisting arrest and attempted murder. TMZ was the first with these details.

While in police custody, Silva shockingly spoke to a reporter about the incident. The reporter asked if he pulled a gun on his wife. Silva replied “no.” When he was asked why he showed up at the gym with a gun, Silva said “she want my money.” Finally, he was asked to elaborate. His response was again, “she want my money; she want my house; she want my money.”

Video footage shows Silva being checked into jail and repeatedly flipping the bird to the camera. It is also being reported that another similar incident occurred January 30, which resulted in his wife filing a restraining order.

Dana White has already said that Silva “will never fight n the UFC again.”

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