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Thiago Silva Released From Jail on $25,000 Bond, Awaits Aggravated Assault Trial


(Props: Local10.com)

A month after he was arrested for allegedly holding his ex-wife Thaysa at gunpoint and making death threats outside of Pablo Popovitch’s gym in Fort Lauderdale, UFC light-heavyweight veteran Thiago Silva is a temporarily-free man again. On Friday, a judge granted Silva’s release on a $25,000 bond following a hearing in Broward County, Florida — despite prosecutors’ claims that Silva’s status as a Brazilian national makes him a flight risk, and Thaysa’s testimony that Thiago would kill her if he was freed.

Silva currently faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and resisting arrest without violence. His next court appearance will reportedly take place next week. In the meantime, Silva must wear an electronic monitoring device, complete an anger management program, submit to random drug and alcohol testing, and (this goes without saying) stay away from Thaysa and Popovitch. In addition, Silva was forced to surrender his passport and must stay out of Broward County.

According to this Local10 report, Silva had dozens of friends and MMA fighters supporting him at Friday’s hearing, including Rashad Evans. In a salacious twist, Pablo Popovitch’s wife Fabianna gave testimony, stating that Thaysa “destroyed my life and my kids’ family” by “sleeping with my husband.” We’ll keep you posted when we have more details about Thiago Silva’s upcoming trial.

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Thiago Silva Held Without Bail and Given Lifetime UFC Ban as Horrific Details Begin to Emerge in Aggravated Assault Case


(Courtroom feed of Silva’s bond hearing via sunsentinel.)

We don’t even know where to begin with the details emerging in the aftermath of Thiago Silva’s armed standoff with Florida Police, so let’s just jump right into it (via a police report obtained by MMAFighting):

-After appearing before a judge this morning, Silva was officially charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of resisting an officer without violence, and one count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon stemming from a prior incident.

-The aforementioned prior incident took place on January 30th, 2014 between Silva and his ex-wife, Thaysa (the couple filed for divorce in December 2012 after 13 years of marriage but continued to live together), wherein Silva allegedly “picked up a revolver, pushed her onto the sofa, placed a revolver inside her mouth and threatened to kill her.”

-Two days ago, police were again called to the Silva residence by Thaysa when she arrived home to find her ex-husband inside, which violated the terms of the temporary injunction for protection she had filed against Silva. Thiago eventually left without incident (after initially refusing), but later texted Thaysa that he was “gonna f–k you up and you are going to die. I am going to hire someone to kill you and I am gonna move my girlfriend in.”

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UFC Fighter Thiago Silva Arrested on Multiple Charges Following Altercation at MMA School, Armed Standoff With Police [UPDATED]


(Thiago Silva mugshot via SunSentinel. Props to CP reader ‘Toto Africa’ for the tip.)

UFC light-heavyweight veteran Thiago Silva was arrested last night at his home in Oakland Park, Florida, after an armed standoff with police. The incident began around 7:45 p.m. ET, when Silva allegedly stormed into the Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy while carrying a gun, made “unspecified threats,” then left and barricaded himself inside his home. Broward County police — including a SWAT team — surrounded his residence, and Silva eventually surrendered at about 11:15 p.m.

Early this morning, Silva was booked into Broward County’s maximum-security Main Jail facility on four charges, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest/obstruction. That’s pretty much all we know right now. Though there were a lot of reports flying around twitter last night regarding Silva’s motives and the weapon he was carrying, none of those details have been officially confirmed as of yet.

Currently riding a two-fight win streak, Silva was scheduled to fight Ovince St. Preux at UFC 171 (March 15th, Dallas). It’s unclear if that fight will still take place. The UFC released the following brief, non-committal statement last night:

This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva. We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at this time.

We’ll update you when we know more.

UPDATE #1: After the jump, a video of Silva being taken into custody, flipping off cameras, and telling cops that his wife wanted his money.

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Keith Jardine Emerges From Obscurity, Brings a Notorious Mail Thief to Justice


(Props: KRQE)

By Shep Ramsey

Last Thursday, Keith Jardine was chilling at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, possibly finding the best torrents available to catch last week’s episode of Workaholics, when he spotted some dude pull up to his mailbox.

A convicted home-burglar named Richard Davenport rolled up to the driveway, opened Jardine’s mailbox, took his envelopes and began to flee.

Jardine then got into his Ford Bronco and decided to take matters into his own hands. The Dean of Mean chased down the mail-thief, slammed his truck right in front of Davenport, pulled him out of his car and held him until police arrived.

“I reached back like I was going to hit him and right then he yielded to everything,” said Jardine, who sounds like he’d be a truly awful cellmate. Jardine added that Davenport played dumb at first, saying he was picking up the mail for a friend. Take it away, The Rock.

If you haven’t already, please check out the news segment at the top of this post, featuring an amazing reenactment of the incident that would make Unsolved Mysteries pretty jealous. Did you notice that Davenport was wearing a fucking PRIDE FC sweatshirt? Seriously, is this a setup? Is he a crazed fan who wanted Jardine’s Brazzers account password so he could be like him? Is it one of the shady promoters from the Dominican Republic who opted to pay Jardine, and then decided to take it back?

Maybe it was just a coincidence that this idiot was dressed like an MMA fan. Whatever the case may be, the semi-retired Jardine picked up his first win in almost three years. Gotta love a happy ending.

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Report: Tito Ortiz Charged With Two Counts of DUI Following Most Recent Car Crash, Faces Up to Six Months in Jail


(“Police at the scene became suspicious of a possible DUI when the driver exited his car and asked quote ‘What seems to be the officer, problem?’ Back to you in the studio, Jim.”)

I should start by confessing that the above photo is not the result of Tito Ortiz’s latest vehicular mishap, but rather, one of the top Google search results for “hilarious car wrecks.” But the mere fact that I have to clear this up should tell you a lot about Ortiz’s chances of making the leap from fighter to chauffeur now that his MMA career is pretty much over.

In any case, it appears that Ortiz has allegedly been charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his early morning arrest a couple weeks ago. I say “allegedly” because the source reporting on the former LHW champion’s arrest is TMZ:

Former MMA champ Tito Ortiz has been charged with two counts of DUI … after crashing his Porsche into a concrete median back in January, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 38-year-old fighter was arrested on January 6th … when cops say he blew a .12 on the breathalyzer, following the 4am crash on an L.A. freeway.  

If convicted, Ortiz faces up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine — but since it’s his first offense, he probably won’t do any time. Instead, he’ll likely only be sentenced to probation and will be required to complete an alcohol education course. 

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‘TUF 11′ Castmember Kyacey Uscola Convicted of Domestic Violence Charges, Faces Up to 13 Years in Prison


(Never trust an MMA fighter without tattoos. / Photo via Getty)

Middleweight journeyman Kyacey “Ice Cold” Uscola has been convicted of domestic violence charges stemming from a brutal attack on the mother of his child on June 15th, 2013. According to Sacramento news outlet news10.net, a Sacramento Superior Court found the 32-year-old Uscola guilty of battery on a spouse or cohabitant, battery with serious bodily injury, and corporal injury on a cohabitant.

As news10.net reports, Sacramento D.A. spokesperson Shelly Orio said “the victim suffered a life-threatening laceration to her pancreas, eight broken ribs, a punctured lung, an orbital fracture and two lumbar fractures.” Uscola’s sentencing is scheduled for February 14th, and he faces the possibility of up to 13 years in prison.

The report describes Uscola as a “rising star in the MMA world,” which couldn’t be further from the truth. Perhaps best known for his unsuccessful stint on TUF 11 — during which he almost got his dick bitten off by a pitbull (long story) — Uscola has lost eight straight fights since November 2010. His professional record stands at 21-24, and he’s never won more than three fights in a row.

News10.net interviewed Sacramento’s own Urijah Faber, who tried to set Uscola on the right track several years ago, until a 2011 domestic violence incident derailed their working relationship:

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Report: Tito Ortiz Arrested on Suspicion of DUI This Morning


(Sorry, Tito. Not every vehicular experience can be this positive. / Photo via Getty)

Other than his efforts to unite Cris Cyborg and Miesha Tate in an unholy training alliance, Tito Ortiz has been laying pretty low since he sunk Bellator’s inaugural pay-per-view due to a laughably predictable neck injury. Unfortunately, our first Tito-related headline of 2014 isn’t a positive one. As KTLA reports, Ortiz was busted for a DUI early this morning after he drove his Porsche into a concrete median:

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence after a single-car collision in West Los Angeles, the California Highway Patrol said in a press release.

The popular athlete, whose birth name is Jacob Christopher Ortiz, was taken into custody around 4:00 a.m. after his car crashed on the 405 Freeway near Sepulveda and Santa Monica boulevards, the CHP said.

“Ortiz was driving northbound on the I-405 when he lost control of his vehicle and struck the concrete center median,” the press release said.

Ortiz, 38, was driving a 2012 Porsche Panamera and had two passengers in the car, according to the CHP. The vehicle was moderately damaged and no one was injured, the CHP said.

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Luke Cummo Wanted by Police for Threatening Ex-Wife, Releases New Vlogs While in Hiding [WTF, DUDE]


(Man, even Luke’s selfies are weird. / Photo via Luke’s Instagram.)

Former UFC fighter/current schizophrenic video-blogger Luke Cummo is wanted by the police, reports the New York Post.

Their report claims that Cummo sent threatening emails to his ex-wife, which prompted the police to visit Cummo’s home in Valley Stream, NY.

However, videos on Luke Cummo’s YouTube channel tell a slightly different story, specifically a video he posted yesterday. First of all, he seems to believe that his ex-wife was threatened by his videos rather than any email he sent her. He made this claim on a phone call with a friend, after the New York Post broke the news. (Cummo asked his friend what the headline said, presumably referring to the Post article.) He also referenced the amount of cops that showed up to his house. In this same video, he offered to sell medicinal pot.

On November 4th, Cummo posted a more depressing video. He telephoned a deputy sheriff who informed Cummo that a warrant was out for his arrest and that he missed a court date (judging from his other videos, this wasn’t the first time he missed court). The video took a heart-wrenching turn when Cummo called his father, who tried to talk some sense into his son but to no avail.

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Rory Markham’s Latest Domestic Battery Arrest Produces Depressing New Mugshot


(Mugshot via cookcountysheriff.org. Thanks to CP reader Tim C. for the tip.)

In retrospect, Rory Markham deserved at least an honorable mention in our “Furthest Falls From Grace” Roundtable column. Once a promising welterweight slugger who earned knockout wins against Mike Pyle and Pat Healy during his six-and-a-half year MMA career, Markham has spent the last 12 months being arrested over and over again for assault in Iowa and Illinois. And now, just in time for the holiday season, Markham has gone and beaten up another civilian, adding another entry to his Depressing Mugshot Pictorial.

The above booking photo came from Rory’s latest arrest on Saturday, November 2nd, for “domestic battery/bodily harm, which is a Class 4 felony if the defendant has any prior convictions for similar offenses. We have no other details about the charges at this time. Markham is being held at the Cook County Jail with a bail amount of $250,000, and he is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

Yes, the guy who was once responsible for one of the cleanest head-kick KO’s in UFC history is now just another scabby meth-head-looking dude in county blues. So…how was your weekend?

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Jason Miller Was Arrested Over an ‘I Love You’ Snapchat Message


(Shaved head? New cross-tattoo that matches your nail polish? Congrats, Jason, you’re ready for prison. / Photo via OFFICIALMAYHEMMILLER)

Yesterday, we regretfully informed you that Jason “Mayhem” Miller had been arrested for the third time in the past 30 days for violating a “stay away” order related to his ongoing domestic violence charges. When we heard the news, we figured that Miller might have showed up naked to the victim’s house and started flinging his feces at the doorbell. You know, something wacky like that.

But the truth is much less dramatic. In fact, Mayhem’s violation of the protective order was so minor and non-hostile that we kind of feel bad he got arrested for it. SciFighting.com passes along the details:

Jason Miller was arrested at approximately 3:15 PM PST [Monday] at the conclusion of his first hearing in an ongoing domestic violence case in Southern California. He was taken into custody by the Orange County Sherif’s Department after the alleged victim revealed a snapchat video to the court of him saying “I love you.” Since snapchat messages are designed to disappear from the recipient’s phone seconds after viewing them the alleged victim waited until the hearing to open the message in front of the district attorney to bolster the veracity of her claims. Unfortunately for Mr. Miller although the contents of the message were completely benign in nature, under the provisions of the protective order, any communications from Mr. Miller to the alleged victim are strictly prohibited. The judge deemed Mr. Miller in violation of the protective order and as a result the DA asked that the bond amount be raised an additional $15 thousand, however Judge Andre Manssourian, apparently wishing to drive a point home with Mr. Miller, ordered the bail be set at $200 thousand.

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