According to Local10.com, UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva has been taken into custody by Florida police after an incident at a Ft. Lauderdale jiu-jitsu school and a standoff at the Silva’s residence.
The incident took place at Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy earlier in the evening, which the Local10 was able to identify by the address.
Allegedly Silva then left the academy and went back to his apartment at Coral Heights Court in Ft. Lauderdale. Silva then barricaded himself inside his apartment before surrendering to Broward County Sheriff’s Office’s authorities, which included a S.W.A.T. team that was called to the apartment.
Silva is scheduled to return to the cage at UFC 171 next month against Ovince St-Preux.
Update (1:15 AM ET): The UFC released a statement to BetweenTheRopes.com a short time regarding the incident.
“This evening, we were made aware of a situation involving Thiago Silva,”, the UFC stated. “We are in the process of gathering the facts and have no further comment at this time.”
We will have updates on this when more information becomes available.