Thiago Silva back in UFC, Ex Flees the Country
Thiago Silva is a UFC fighter who was coming under fire for having domestic abuse charges filed by his former wife Thaysa Silva. When the charges were filed, he was dropped by the UFC almost immediately.
Part of the reason for him getting kicked out of the UFC is that he was arrested for fighting his ex-wife’s boyfriend Pablo Popovich, who is a martial arts instructor himself. The situation became complicated, and the UFC dropped Thiago Silva in order to avoid some of the bad press.
Thaigo Silva was a high ranking UFC fighter, and UFC currently lists him as a light heavyweight. His domestic abuse charges were dropped, however, when his ex-wife fled the country. She is from Brazil and took a plane back there according to some reports. No one knows why she fled the country or where she is in Brazil. Because she was not able to report to the court, Thiago’s charges were dropped.
After his charges had been dropped, Thiago was let back into the UFC, even after UFC President, Dana White, had said that Silva would never fight in the UFC again. It’s not the first time that he’s gone on record saying something and then going back on it. But, it makes sense given the situation.
Even though the light heavyweight division where Thiago Silva fights has a lot of competition, the UFC tries to make sure it has the best fighters that it can find. The UFC is one of a few MMA promotions in the world and tries to avoid PR nightmares like this one. Typically their fighters are well behaved and do not get into trouble, but it’s not the first time one of their fighters has gotten into trouble for domestic abuse issues.
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