Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight Thiago Silva was taken into custody last night (Feb. 6, 2014) in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., following an armed standoff with police in the Brazilian's home.
For all the latest details on his arrest click here.
Silva (16-3) was transported to Broward County Main Jail earlier this morning and booked on multiple charges, including aggravated battery and resisting an officer.
See his mugshot here.
News cameras were on the scene to capture Silva's arrest and the longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter apparently forgot about his right to remain silent, repeatedly telling the cameras that his wife "wants his money," which doesn't provide much insight into why he allegedly grabbed his gat and stormed into the Pablo Popovitch Academy.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
The promotion has since released a statement (read it here) but made no mention of his upcoming bout against Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171, which is just over a month away (more on that here). I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that fight will not take place.
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