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UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva arrested after barricading himself in his hom

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According to a report Friday on ProMMAInsider.com, UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva was arrested late on Thursday evening, after he barricaded himself into his South Florida home.

He was charged with resisting arrest and aggravated battery, and placed into jail in Broward County.

According to multiple reports, Silva was involved in an altercation at Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Oakland Park, Fla. on Thursday night. It was said that he was armed during that confrontation.

He then fled the scene, returning to his home in Fort Lauderdale.

The Broward County Sheriff's Office then confirmed that a suspect was taken into custody after a SWAT team set up a perimeter around the residence, but declined to reveal his identity.

Fortunately, it has been reported that nobody was harmed at either the school or Silva's residence.

The UFC released a statement on the incident late Thursday evening.

"This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva," the statement read. "We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at this time."

Thigo Silva (16-3) has been competing for the UFC since 2007. He was next scheduled to figt at UFC 171 on March 15 against Ovince St. Preux. Obviously, the status of that fight is uncertain.

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