Thiago Silva Arrested After Allegedly Pulling Gun On Wife [Details]

Rucuss staffFebruary 7, 2014

UFC fighter Thiago Silva was arrested after he allegedly pulled a gun on his wife and accused her of having an affair.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Silva drove to a martial arts school owned by instructor Pablo Popovitch in Broward County, Fla. He allegedly suspected his wife, Thaysa Silva, was having an affair with Popovitch, so he drove her to the training center and demanded that she bring Popovitch outside.

Silva allegedly pulled a gun on his wife and pointed it at her, telling her, “You have ten seconds to bring Pablo outside and if he does not come out, I will go in the gym and start shooting everyone.”


Popovitch reportedly came running out of his gym to protect Silva’s wife, at which point Silva is said to have threatened both his wife and Popovitch. Pablo then ran inside to call 911, which is when Silva retreated to his home.

The light heavyweight barricaded himself in his home at 8 p.m. Thursday, where the SWAT team was called upon to get him to surrender. He finally surrendered around 11:15 p.m.


Silva was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm. He is being held without bond.

This is not the first incident where Silva has accused his wife of cheating. Last month his wife claimed he accused her of cheating and pulled out a revolver and shoved it in her mouth. She was granted a restraining order against him.

The 31-year-old Brazilian-born fighter is 16-3 in the UFC and was expected to fight at UFC 171 in March. But UFC’s Dana White told TMZ that Silva ‘”This guy will never fight in the UFC again.”

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