UFC releases Thiago Silva from contract
The UFC has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, the company announced Friday.
Silva had been released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 after being arrested in South Florida and charged with two counts of attempted felony murder, one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and one count of resisting an officer without violence to his or her person.
His charges were later dropped and the company re-signed him earlier in September.
On Friday, Silva's ex-wife, Thaysa Kamiji, posted two videos on YouTube. One apparently depicts Silva carrying a gun and searching his house for an unnamed person and the second claims to show him high on cocaine.
From the UFC statement:
Based on new information received today in the form of video and audio evidence, Silva has been terminated from his UFC contract.
- Molly Geary