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Tuesday, 02/11/2014, 10:17 am

Thiago Silva’s wife says cocaine use turned him violent

Thiago Silva’s wife finally broke her silence regarding the incident that happened last week in Oakland Park, Florida, that led to Thiago’s shocking arrest.

Thaysa Kamiji, who was married to Silva from 2004 to 2012 before the couple separated, recently did an Interview with Brazilian website UOL (via MMAFighting) where she stated that Silva’s recent cocaine use led to his violent behavior.

Her words:

“You know what I don’t understand? We had a healthy relationship, we always talked, each one respected the other’s space,” Kamiji said. “He became (violent) over the past three weeks. I think that’s the consequence of the use of cocaine.

“My marriage was over in December of 2012. In our relationship, I had to deal with the imbalance and aggressions. But I never went to talk to the police because I fear the reactions. Even after I was assaulted, I did not speak.”

Pablo Popovitch is adamant that he never had a relationship with Kamiji until she ended her marriage with Silva. According to Kamiji, she decided to leave Silva because of his drug use, and she was afraid to report the abuse she had suffered:

“That’s what ended the marriage,” she said. “The problem was cocaine. He always thinks he’s above the law. My neighbor knew that she should call the police if she ever heard me scream. He had the cocaine paranoia. He came to my house, tore my clothes and pointed a gun at my head. I already suffered some abuse, but I always withdrew because I was afraid.”

It’s worth noting that Thiago Silva never tested positive for cocaine use in any of his 12-career UFC bouts. The Zuffa-owned fight promotion terminated Thiago’s contract following his arrest last week.

Stay tuned to BJPENN.com for further updates as they become available.

By Chris Taylor

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