Former UFC contender Thiago Silva earned a key win outside the cage, as a judge dropped all charges he was facing stemming from an altercation with his estranged wife earlier this year.
Silva was arrested by Florida police after pointing a gun at his wife and an instructor inside an MMA gym. An initial charge of attempted murder was dropped, but Silva still faced two counts of aggravated assault with a firearm.
TMZ Sports is reporting that those charges are now dropped and Silva is “essentially off the hook.”
“All charges against Thiago Silva were dropped,” Broward County State Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Kim Fontana said. “The victim was uncooperative, and investigators determined that she has likely moved out of the country.”
Silva’s attorney, Scott Saul, stated “Thiago was described as some sort of rabid bird, (the allegations) made him look like a crazy person. But he was not.”
The UFC immediately cut Silva from his contract after the incident. He had signed to compete at Fight Time 20 last month, but a knee injury scrapped that contest.