You all don't know these dudes and what they are capable of. You have to know the streets to even come close to understanding just how dangerous the American prison system is. These inmates aren't your average good ol' hometown boy wrestlers that aren't really going to do shit when they see you, these dudes are some straight up fucking killers. If they say something, they're going to do it. If they want that ass, they're going to get it.
When they find out Thiago is a "professional fighter" they're going to want to test him, and even further make an example out of him. Send a message to everyone else on the outside who thinks they have a status, they better think twice before getting locked up like they're some sort of bonafide hardass. If I were friends with Thiago I would tell him to shed that image stat. That throat slashing shit he does, isn't going to fly up in that bitch I'll tell you that much right now. Even the not so established inmates are going to be looking at Thiago to make a name for themselves and climb the prison ranks because tbh they're the true baddest dudes on the planet. It's where the men are separated from the boys. That's why I can't take UFC rankings and all their hype that seriously, because the baddest mofos in the prison system aren't taken into account. Seriously, Jon Jones would get his young lil pretty boy ass violated and ravaged on night 1 if he had to do any hard time for that DUI. That's why if UFC wants those true titles, they have to work with prisons around the country to scout out real fighters and help those prisoners get work release permits to fight in the UFC.
Can you imagine if they did? Some of those savages would fucking wreck house like it was nobodies business. Thiago Silva may be scary to the civilized world, but the prison system is a whole nother animal. And his little wannabe mean-mugging tough guy image isn't going to work in the pin, nor will it be tolerated. In fact, it will only make him a target.
Not only that, but they're right at home in the cell block of their 6x8 cells. Thiago is used to fighting in the open area of the Octagon with a ref to save him if anything goes wrong. These guys actually live in a cage for real. If he's trapped in the same cell with a top ranked gang member that is a true HW, then he's at an automatic disadvantage. Technicality flies right out the window at that point, they could manhandle him and bash his head into the concrete wall or stomp him into the cement flooring, what's he going to do and where is he going to go? Those prison guards will make Mazagatti look like a god damn guardian angel with how long they'll take to get to his remains. Above all he's got to be extremely wary of the smaller dudes looking for clout, they could melt and fuse plastic spoons together to sharpen the handles to make a dagger and shank him when they catch him slippin on the prison yard.
But even then, let's say Thiago does hold his own and thrashes the first couple dudes that are sent at him. But thats a mistake in itself right there, he should just take his ass whoopen like a man because the next time they put the hit out on him, it'll be one of the head honchos paying him a visit, and they won't fuck around with him at that point. They'll send homeboy in jacked up on PCP and I don't give a shit if its Cain Velasquez, he's getting jammed through the cell bars and coming out the other side in pieces like he just got done going through a paper shredder. One of those mofos hiked up on PCP has the strength of 4 Brock Lesnars. You can't train for that shit. And I've seen enough interviews of inmates to know they can get any drug they want in there. So TRT ain't got shit on PCP.
But that's besides the point. Fact of the matter is those dudes don't give a fuck about his training, they don't give a rats ass about what he does or what he's been doing. They'll tell him to GTFOH with that gay ass karate shit and proceed to fuck him up the ass. That might not make sense, but if you've ever watched Lockdown on msnbc, then you know that would make Thiago gay, not them. Which ultimately, makes him their bitch. So don't be surprised when Thiago comes out looking all sketchy and a shell of his former self, both physically and mentally. That is if he ever even makes it out of prison at all. Brazilians are a minority in the US prison system, meaning he has no group to run with and protect him.
In other words, he's fucked.