UFC fighter accused of threatening wife with gun

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Jail records show 31-year-old Thiago Silva was being held without bond Saturday.

Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office

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OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) -- An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter is being held in a Broward County jail, accused of threatening his wife with a gun.

Jail records show 31-year-old Thiago Silva was being held without bond Saturday.

The Brazilian mixed martial artist was arrested on Thursday on charges that include attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, says the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

A message left with Ultimate Fighting Championship was not immediately returned.

Authorities say Silva took a gun to a mixed martial arts academy in Oakland Park where he threatened his estranged wife. Silva left and was holed up in his home for hours until he surrendered.


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