Late last night UFC Light Heavyweight, Thiago Silva, was involved in an armed standoff with police officers and a SWAT team at his home after police followed him after an alleged disturbance at the Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy.
Silva allegedly threatened members at the MMA camp, where he was reportedly armed, which caused the initial disturbance. Silva then left the academy and returned home, where officers followed him. Ultimately, Silva surrendered to law enforcement officials and was taken into custody.
Here is Silva’s mugshot:
Resident GIF artist, Zombie Prophet, was on top of the coverage as he got a GIF and a Vine of Silva’s arrest:
According to Broward Sheriff’s office website, Thiago Silva, was arrested on four separate felony charges including attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and resisting an officer/arrest. Currently, Silva is being held without bond by the Broward County police department.
The UFC has yet to release an official statement on the situation, but we are sure to hear from them in either today or the next few days while the situation is cleared up. It is more than likely that Silva will be cut from the UFC, especially with his most recent history of missing weight and having dreadful fights, but the legal process must first work itself out.