UFC releases Thiago Silva from contract

Friday September 19th, 2014

The UFC has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, the company announced Friday

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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


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