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Thiago Silva arrested following altercation at the Pablo Popovitch BJJ school

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According to a Feb. 6 report from MMA Junkie, hard-hitting UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva has been arrested by Florida police following an intense incident at a Ft. Lauderdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school owned by ADCC World Champion Pablo Popovitch.

Silva, 31, apparently barged into the school with guns drawn, looking for Popovitch.

Silva was upset because his wife, Thaysa Kamiji Silva, reportedly had a fling with Popovitch.

Silva's wife had been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Popovitch's guidance.

Multiple reports state that Silva was armed when he charged into Popovitch's school, and he threatened several people at gunpoint.

Popovitch couldn't be found, so Silva retreated to him home in Coral Heights Court in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Silva reportedly locked himself inside his house, before finally allowing Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s authorities to take him into custody.

The situation was so intense that a S.W.A.T. team was called to the scene.

Luckily for fight fans and all parties involved, there were no injuries reported at either Popovitch’s BJJ school or Silva’s home.

Silva, who has been with the UFC since 2007, was slated to fight Ovince St. Preux on March 15 at UFC 171. No word yet from UFC officials, but that fight will likely be scrapped while the investigation into Silva's armed altercation gets sorted out.

Silva is riding a two-fight win streak in the UFC, but he faced criticism from UFC President Dana White last October, after failing to make weight for his fight against Matt Hamill.

Time will tell if this incident spells the end of Silva's UFC career.


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