Thiago Silva released from jail on $25,000 bond

Friday, March 07, 2014

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.