All Charges Against Thiago Silva Dropped in Alleged Domestic Assault Case

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 4, 2014
Thiago Silva will not be facing any jail time. | Alan Oliveira/

A Florida judge dropped all charges against ex-UFC fighter Thiago Silva stemming from an alleged altercation that occurred with Silva’s estranged wife, Thaysa Kamiji, and mixed martial arts school owner Pablo Popovitch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this past February. confirmed the news with a Broward County State Attorney’s office representative following an initial report from TMZ. The representative said that the charges were likely dropped because the alleged victim had become uncooperative and investigators had determined that she had likely moved out of the country.

Silva was arrested on Feb. 6 after allegedly threatening to shoot up Popovitch’s jiu-jitsu school and then barricading himself inside his home. After initially being charged with two felony counts of attempted murder, the charges were downgraded to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Silva also faced a charge of resisting arrest without violence.

Silva was released from jail on $25,000 bond in March; according to a report from Fox Sports , he returned to training with his Blackzilians in May.

The UFC terminated the Silva’s contract shortly after his arrest. The Brazilian was scheduled to compete at Fight Time 20 on Aug. 29 in Fort Lauderdale, but that bout ultimately fell through.


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