Thiago Silva in custody followed armed stand-off with SWAT team


Thursday night a thread surfaced on the Underground stating that UFC fighter Thiago Silva had been involved in an armed stand off with the police.

Soon news reports from Florida confirming the grim news began to surface:

A Broward Sheriff's SWAT team surrounded an Oakland Park home where a armed man barricaded himself after allegedly threatening people at a jiu-jitsu studio Thursday night, officials said.

The man walked into the martial arts school at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd. around 7:45 p.m., made unspecified threats and left. No one at the school was injured, investigators said.

He then went to his townhome at 2041 Coral Heights Blvd. and locked himself inside. The SWAT team was called out and a perimeter was set up.

"Based on what I heard, a gentleman was at the Brazilian jiu-jitsu place right around the corner and caused a scene there, barricaded himself into these condos back here and this started about 8 p.m," she said.

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The incident began at an American Top Team school owned by Pablo Popovitch. The address given for the home the man fled to matches up to that of Thiago Silva. It has not been established with certainty why Silva went to Popovitch's school.

While in handcuffs, Silva was asked by a channel 6 reporter why he pulled a firearm on his wife.

Reporter: Did you pull a gun on your wife?

Silva: No.

Reporter: Why did you go there?

Silva: She want my money.

Reporter: It was your money? What happened? Tell me.

Silva: She want my money. She want my house. She want my money.

Silva also flipped off the news camera repeatedly.

Silva remains in custody; charges include aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence, among others.

Silva is an active member of the UFC roster and was scheduled to next fight at UFC 171 in Dallas, Texas versus Ovince St. Preux.

ZUFFA issued a terse official statement:
"This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva. We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at this time."

Silva's contract with the company was already tenuous, following repeated instances of missing weight and testing positive for banned substances. It is certain that he will be released from his contract over this.

Information on the arrest is made available to the public:

Arrest Number: 501400892 Arrest Date: 02/06/2014
Race: W Sex: M DOB: 11/12/1982
Height: 602   Weight: 220 Hair: BRO Eyes: BRO
* Location: Main Jail
* Visitation: 3 View Schedule
* Expected Release Date:  
Charge Number: 1
Statute: 782.051-1
Charge Status: PENDING TRIAL
Bond Amount: 0.00
Charge Number: 2
Statute: 782.051-1
Charge Status: PENDING TRIAL
Bond Amount: 0.00
Charge Number: 3
Statute: 784.045-1a2
Charge Status: PENDING TRIAL
Bond Amount: 10,000.00
Charge Number: 4
Statute: 843.02
Charge Status: PENDING TRIAL
Bond Amount: 100.00

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DoomFarmer site profile image  

9/5/14 6:53 PM by DoomFarmer

Oh, you mean the very same people who actually admit to not seeing shit other than Thiago driving up to the school and honking the horn and asking for his ex-wife?The only person who made any sort of accusation about a gun was his ex-wife.At any rate, he's back in the UFC, she's gone back to Brazil...or sleeping with the fishes apparently from what some of you would like to believe.

Kneeblock site profile image  

9/5/14 6:48 PM by Kneeblock

Yes it really is, particularly when there were multiple other people from the area corroborating Thiago's behavior, even on this very forum.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

9/5/14 6:19 PM by DoomFarmer

OR:Ex-Wife trumped up some picked apart in court.Moved back home to Brazil to save face after she ruined her reputation and broke up a home.Not the most outlandish scenario in the world.

rkm456 site profile image  

9/5/14 6:07 PM by rkm456

Has anyone asked Devon how he feels about this outcome?

MMAtador site profile image  

9/5/14 5:38 PM by MMAtador

Wait you are on page one saying "you always knew he was a loose cannon" take you own advice buddy.

DMCN site profile image  

9/5/14 4:26 PM by DMCN

"The victim was uncooperative, and investigators determined that she has likely moved out of the country."That sounds sketchy .. "Likely moved out" sounds a lot like "she disappeared and we have no clue where to. To save us some work, lets just drop this case ..."

JToller site profile image  

9/5/14 4:25 PM by JToller

Time to bring this to the concrete!

time traveling 12er site profile image  

9/5/14 4:18 PM by time traveling 12er

You get nothing but your legal bills.

Thuglife13 site profile image  

9/5/14 7:07 AM by Thuglife13

Team Silva now and forever!Thread of heroes...

FETT_Loadin76 site profile image  

9/5/14 3:06 AM by FETT_Loadin76

what kinda jail time do ya get for dropped charges... or is it just community service?