Pablo Popovitch Releases Statement on Thiago Silva's Arrest
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.08.2014
Popovitch believes Silva was under the influence of drugs or alcohol...
BJJ instructor, Pablo Popovitch, released a statement on his Facebook page regarding the arrest of former UFC fighter Thiago Silva. Silva recently went to the facility and allegedly threatened his wife, Thaysa Silva, with a gun. Thaysa trains at the facility and Silva believed she was having an affair with Popovitch. You can read the full statement below:
Concerning the incident that took place at Academy last night. During our evening class, at around 7:45pm. Thiago Silva was outside sitting in his car honking the horn non-stop. Thaysa went outside to talk to Thiago to understand what was happening and saw a gun. After that, I went to see what was happening and also saw that he had a gun. He seemed to be under the influence of some type of drug whether alcohol or drugs. My staff notified the police at that time, and soon after the police arrived. He took off and the police went after him.
Thaysa has been separated and living alone since December of 2012. Thiago has been charged with battery in the past and was seeing other girls and moving on with his own life.
It's very unfortunate that this had to happen, the last thing I wanted us to see Thiago in this manner. I wish him all the best and hope this will soon be over.
Currently, a new court date hasn't't been set for Silva, who also faces a count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and a charge of resisting arrest without violence.