Former UFC fighter Thiago Silva remains locked up in a Broward County jail in Florida, awaiting a delayed bond hearing.
Silva appeared in court last week, and his attorney, Scott Saul, fought for him to be released on bond. He argued that his client should be released on bond since he is no longer being charged with a non-bondable crime.
“And here we are two weeks later, my client is sitting in jail, not on the felonies, on bondable offenses, and he has no bond,” Saul said (thanks to NBC Miami for the quotes).
Silva’s manager, Glenn Robinson, stated “We’re gonna get him out of prison, this is (expletive), honestly, the state has known for a week this hearing was scheduled and did nothing.”
Silva had more than a dozen friends show up in support during the hearing. He will again appear in court later this week in domestic violence court.
Silva, who was actually scheduled to fight next month for the UFC, had his contract terminated by the company immediately following his arrest. He was brought into custody after an incident involving his estranged wife and a gym owner, where Silva brought a gun into play.
Eventually, Silva locked himself in his Florida home before SWAT team deputies were able to talk him out. He surrendered without incident.