UFC fighter Thiago Silva is arrested, charged with attempted murder

UFC star Thiago Silva has been arrested for attempted murder

2/7/14 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Blog Photo - UFC fighter Thiago Silva is arrested, charged with attempted murderDetails are still a bit sketchy, but it looks like UFC light heavyweight fighter Thiago Silva has been arrested for attempted murder.

According to SI:
 
"An armed suspect entered a jiu-jitsu school and allegedly began threatening people at the school. No one was injured at the school and the suspect left. The armed assailant reportedly went to his home and barricaded himself inside. The house, later identified as being owned by Silva, was surrounded by SWAT team members securing the area and attempting to negotiate his surrender. Authorities later confirmed that the suspect was in custody."

If this is indeed what happened, Silva could be in some serious trouble. Fox Sports says that the situation began with a domestic dispute between Silva and his wife.
 
"According to anonymous sources speaking to FOX Sports on Thursday, the altercation began because of a domestic dispute between Silva and his wife. Silva then proceeded to the jiu-jitsu school where he made the threats before leaving and ending up back at his home where police arrived shortly thereafter."

Silva was scheduled to fight in UFC 171 in Dallas next month, but it would appear as though his fight against Ovince St-Preux is most definitely in jeopardy.
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2/8/14   |   Scott   |   53016 respect

Dana White certainly didn't waste time waiting for the judicial system before making his decision to release Silva.  His exact quote, "He will never fight in the UFC again".

2/7/14   |   BearcatFan   |   6 respect

Since when does making threats=attempted murder?