Holando Pinheiro da Silva, the father of UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva’s father passed away on Sunday. The elder Silva died in a car accident in Brazil.
“Thanks for hanging my brothers please pray for our family pretty difficult time more glad that we have the support of God,” Silva wrote on Twitter. “No words to thank the support from you guys, we did not know what else to do at such times and we see who is with us thank you. I thank all very (message) and all the prayers you guys do not know how much help me.”
Silva, who currently does not have a fight booked, added, “he was a great father and a great person, great example!!”