Report: UFC veteran Assuerio Silva shot five times outside gym in Brazil

That's not Assuerio Silva - Tim Fuller-US PRESSWIRE

Former UFC heavyweight hurter Assuerio Silva was blasted in Brazil by a former associate (allegedly) and remains hospitalized in serious condition. Next time, hug it out.

Perhaps fighting doesn't solve everything.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Assuerio Silva was hospitalized earlier this week after getting gunned down outside his gym in Curitiba, Brazil. The alleged shooter, identified as Robson Freitas, is reportedly a former associate, according to Parana Online (via Sherdog).

Silva (15-8) hasn't competed since his technical knockout loss to Geronimo dos Santos at Jungle Fight 16 back on Oct. 17, 2009 in Rio. The 38-year-old heavyweight is perhaps best known for making Tim Sylvia shit his pants at UFC Fight Night 3 way back in 2006.

I wish I could say I was joking.

Anyway, Silva finished 0-3 inside the Octagon, tapping to Brandon Vera and going down on points against Cheick Kongo following his crappy performance opposite "The Maine-iac." The former Chute Boxe star remains hospitalized in serious condition and no other details regarding Freitas were made available.

As always, stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more details on this developing story as they become available.

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