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Thiago Silva’s wife says he has a cocaine problem

thiago-silvaThiago Silva currently remains in a Florida jail without bond after he was arrested for going ballistic and allegedly pulling a gun on his wife last week. A judge ruled that Silva’s history of domestic violence and his MMA training make him a danger to his wife and others. According to Silva’s wife Thaysa, most of his erratic behavior is fueled by his cocaine problem.

“The problem was cocaine. He always thinks he’s above the law,” Thaysa told a Brazilian media outlet, via TMZ Sports. “He had the cocaine paranoia.”

Silva’s attorney told TMZ that the claims are “not justified” and said no cocaine was found anywhere on the scene where Thiago was arrested or in his home.

In addition, Thaysa claims her marriage to Thiago was over back in 2012 but that she was always too afraid to go to the police when he allegedly abused her.

“My marriage was over in December of 2012,” she said. “In our relationship, I had to deal with the imbalance and aggressions. But I never went to talk to the police because I fear the reactions. Even after I was assaulted, I did not speak.”

Silva’s most recent incident reportedly stemmed from his suspicion that Thaysa was having an affair with a well-known martial arts instructor in Florida. Last month, he allegedly pointed a gun at her head for the same reason.

Silva obviously has some serious anger issues, though we don’t know if those stem from drug use or not. Given the way he has acted, I personally would not be surprised.

Thiago Silva arrested after allegedly pulling gun on wife

thiago-silvaUFC fighter Thiago Silva was arrested on Thursday night after he allegedly went ballistic and accused his wife of having an affair. The light heavyweight reportedly drove to a jiu-jitsu school and threatened people before barricading himself in his home, where the SWAT team was called upon to get him to surrender.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ, Silva drove to a martial arts school owned by well-known instructor Pablo Popovitch in Broward County, Fla. He allegedly suspected his wife was having an affair with Popovitch, so he drove her to the training center and demanded that she bring Popovitch outside.

Silva allegedly pulled a gun on his wife and pointed it at her, telling her, “You have ten seconds to bring Pablo outside and if he does not come out, I will go in the gym and start shooting everyone.”Popovitch reportedly came running out of his gym to protect Silva’s wife, at which point Silva is said to have threatened both his wife and Popovitch.

Pablo then ran inside to call 911, which is when Silva retreated to his home. The incident began at around 8 p.m., and Silva finally surrendered to SWAT team members at around 11:15 p.m. TMZ attained a video of Silva in the back of a police car briefly speaking to a reporter.

“She wants my house, she wants my money.” he said. “Just don’t report this. Can you do that for me?”

When he arrived at the police station, Silva flipped reporters off as officers were booking him.

Silva was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and resisting arrest. A judge later threw out the attempted murder charge since Silva did not fire the weapon. The judge said there was probable cause for aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence. He is being held without bond.

The arrest was the latest in what has allegedly been a pattern of domestic violence from Silva against his wife. Police say he accused his wife of cheating on him last month and she claimed he pulled out a revolver and shoved it in her mouth. She later obtained a restraining order against him.

Shortly after the story surfaced, Dana White told TMZ that Silva will “never fight in the UFC again.” He has been accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in the past. White has obviously had enough, whether Silva is found guilty of the charges or not.

Thiago Silva Used Non-Human Urine

Thiago Silva submitted an adulterated and/or substituted urine specimen for his drug test leading up to his UFC 125 fight with Brandon Vera on January 1st, the Nevada State Athletic Commission alleges. We had heard Silva was pulled from a scheduled fight for UFC 130 because of suspicion regarding his drug test, and their allegations support the report.

The NSAC report says the specimen by Silva is inconsistent with human urine. Got that? Inconsistent with human urine.

What did this guy do, pull off the Onterrio Smith special and exchange it for goat piss? Was he up all night looking for doggy chew toys like Tony Mandarich to store urine in so he could beat the drug test?

You know who’s most to blame for this whole fiasco? Clearly it’s Silva’s entourage.

Are you really telling me between his family, friends, and training staff there wasn’t one person willing to step up and offer their sweet and sour lemonade for this guy? Don’t they know that’s their job? What good is an entourage if they can’t at least provide clean urine. And if the entourage couldn’t figure it out, maybe Thiago should have consulted Nick Diaz for advice.

I know Thiago doesn’t have an answer for his problems, but I do have one conclusion: from now on we’ll refer to him as horse piss. I do believe he’s earned the name.

Brandon Vera Thought Thiago Silva Was Strong in Ring, Supports PED Suspicion

Brandon Vera lost to Thiago Silva at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day. Silva’s drug test was the only one that reportedly has not yet been cleared, and many people suspect he was using PEDs. Increasing the suspicion was Silva’s removal from his scheduled fight against Rampage Jackson at UFC 130. Also supporting the thought that Silva was on something was Vera’s comments on The Ryan Loco Show this week.

Midway through their podcast, Vera said (as transcribed by MMA News), “I roll with Phil Davis. I roll with Travis Browne. I roll with Junior dos Santos. I roll with the Nogueira brothers. When I’m in the half guard, underneath somebody and I have their leg, and my other leg’s half-cocked up on their arm pit, I can rock people back and forth. I can rock you and either stand back up or get the sweep. I remember when I was underneath him and I was pushing him back and forth, I was thinking, ‘What the hell? Why is this guy so damn strong?’ And I remember thinking during the fight, ‘Yo, I need to start lifting weights again.’ He was one of, if not the strongest dudes I ever rolled with in my life.”

Another interesting comment by Vera was that he doesn’t care if Thiago Silva used PEDs, just as long as the playing field is even. He even added that he was bench pressing 305 pounds at the time of the fight, making it even more suspicious that Silva could physically dominate him to that extent. So Brandon Vera isn’t against PED use, he just wants everyone to be equal, and his commentary about the fight supports the notion that Thiago could have been juicing. Hmm, where have we heard something similar?

Rashad Evans Stepping in for Thiago Silva to Fight Rampage Jackson at UFC 130?

On Tuesday we talked about Jon Bones Jones getting a light heavyweight title shot against Shogun Rua next month. Jonny got the break when his teammate Rashad Evans got hurt, making him unable to fight on March 19th. But that doesn’t mean Evans will be out for long.

MMA Weekly reported Wednesday that Evans is likely to fight in UFC 130 against Rampage Jackson, a rematch of their UFC 114 fight last May. Rashad won that contest easily in a unanimous decision, but the public would be interested in seeing another fight between the two.

Thiago Silva is actually scheduled to fight Rampage at UFC 130 in Las Vegas, but there may be an issue with his drug test following his New Year’s fight with Brandon Vera at UFC 125. Silva’s drug test reportedly is still being processed by the New York State Athletic Commission while all other fighters’ tests have been cleared.

It seems quite possible that Silva may be punished for a positive test, and Evans will be his replacement at UFC 130. If that is the case, then all the constant maneuvering would make plenty of sense.

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UPDATE: It appears as if Rampage will be fighting Matt Hamill at UFC 130.