Thiago Silva appeared in a Broward County courtroom on Friday morning where Judge John Hurley ruled on the proceedings and after hearing arguments from both the state and the defense opted to reduce the charges against the fighter to two counts of felony aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated burglary with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence.
Silva allegedly made several threats to his wife that precipitated Thursday’s events including at one point sticking a gun in her mouth and also sending a text message to her saying ‘you’re going to die’. The situation was surrounding his wife’s relationship with a jiu-jitsu instructor named Pablo Popovitch, who was also eventually threatened in the matter.
The judge ordered due to the severe threat of violence against his wife and Popovitch as well as the risk that Silva could jump bail and flee to Brazil where he is a citizen and may not be able to be extradited back to the United States that he be held without bond pending trial. Silva was subsequently released from the UFC after the situation unfolded on Friday morning.
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