Thiago Silva released from jail on $25,000 bond

 

Early last February ex-UFC fighter Thiago Silva made national news after being involved in an armed stand off with police in Florida. Silva was eventually taken into custody without incident and charged.

Today the judge held a bail hearing and Silva is to be released:

An ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, arrested after he threatened a group of people at a jiu-jitsu school has been given a 25-thousand dollar bond and will be getting out of jail soon.

Silva was being held on no bond in the Broward County Jail since he was arrested on February 7th.

On Friday, a  judge reversed a magistrate’s decision and ruled that Silva can be given bond while attaching strict conditions on his release

Broward Sheriff’s Deputies said Silva was arrested after he  showed up drunk and armed at an Oakland park gym and threatened to kill his estranged wife, Thaysa, and her boyfriend Pablo Popovitch.

Friends testified Silva is not a violent man.

“I’ve never seen him yell he’s laid back,”  said former mixed martial arts world champ Rashad Evans.

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The actual details of the incident aren't known, but several people including James Brasco, Pablo Popovitch, and Silva's ex-wife made statement about the situation. Silva was immediately released by the UFC from his contract.

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quality site profile image  

3/9/14 12:14 AM by quality

I've never had one and have heard of people cutting them off, so take what I say with a grain of salt. I think an alarm goes off, but if you're escaping (leaving the country) and have your shit planned out it probably doesn't matter.

crazydave site profile image  

3/8/14 11:38 PM by crazydave

FREE SILVA!

alley site profile image  

3/8/14 8:40 PM by alley

Doesn't it set off some sort of alarm or trigger a warning if you cut off the ankle bracelet? (I know nothing about these things but I assume there must be some minimal safeguards built in).I agree it wouldn't be kosher to show up for a kickboxing fight with a bracelet. But that would be somewhat funny...

Bofbro site profile image  

3/8/14 2:57 AM by Bofbro

The actual details of the incident aren't known, but several people including James Brasco, Pablo Popovitch, and Silva's ex-wife made statement about the situation. Silva was immediately released by the UFC from his contract.Was Brasco even there, he never gave that impression on here that he was.

quality site profile image  

3/7/14 10:42 PM by quality

1. You can cut those things off.2. If he's looking at serious time his best bet is to get the fuck out when he gets close to trial. If it's under a year and he's not getting deported it might be worth it for him to just do the time.3. Who knows?I'm wondering how he can fight with an ankle bracelet? Will they have a deputy show up with an ankle bracelet key or something? Will his lawyer convince the court that he needs the ankle bracelet off for fights because that's how he earns his living?I don't think he can be sanctioned in anything except maybe boxing with an ankle bracelet on and even boxing might be a stretch.

alley site profile image  

3/7/14 8:09 PM by alley

1) He's got an ankle bracelet. It can't be easy to escape the country with one of those?2) Extradition laws can change. He's got another 40-50 years of life left. In that time, those treaties could easily change, and then he'd be fair game. He'd be looking over his shoulder the rest of his life.3) He has a good shot of beating this. The evidence seems pretty weak - basically testimony from people who have a grudge against him, plus a stupid text message. His lawyer would be able to give him a good idea of how strong the case is.

GSP24 site profile image  

3/7/14 8:07 PM by GSP24

'Merica!

man meets fate site profile image  

3/7/14 8:03 PM by man meets fate

then i would hate to say, my sister is one major whore

DoomFarmer site profile image  

3/7/14 8:02 PM by DoomFarmer

Fitting coming from an ex-con.

DoomFarmer site profile image  

3/7/14 8:01 PM by DoomFarmer

Imagine for a moment, if she was lying?



 

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