UFC releases Thiago Silva; Dana White says “He’ll never fight in the UFC again!”

February 7, 2014 1:22 pm by bjpenn.com staff 126 Comments
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Things just keep going from bad to worse for Thiago Silva.

Following today’s court hearing, which was a result of yesterday’s gun wielding at a BJJ school and stand-off with police, UFC officials have decided that now is the time to part ways with the Brazilian Slugger and have thus terminated his contract.

UFC officals released a statement confirming the decision:

“The Ultimate Fighting Championship has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, effective immediately.”

UFC President Dana White also touched on the subject with TMZ Sports, stating the following:

“This guy will never fight in the UFC again!”

The now former UFC fighter, Thiago Silva, is being charged with multiple counts (2) of aggravated assault with a firearm. Additionally, the judge labelled Thiago as a potential risk to the health and safety of the community, namely his wife and Pablo Popovitch, who were named as victims in Silva’s arrest.

The chance of bond was ultimately withheld by the court, and Silva was instructed to surrender his passport.

Talk about having a bad day. Well, 24 hours anyway.

Want more on Thiago Silva’s legal issues, including what sent him over the edge? Click Here.

By Chris Taylor



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