Thiago Silva released from UFC contract, Anthony Johnson indefinitely suspended

Earlier today, Thaysa Silva did an interview with Globo and gave her side of the story on the incidents with her now former husband Thiago Silva.

Photo via Broward County Sheriff's Office
Photo via Broward County Sheriff’s Office

Following the story being published, the UFC released a statement on their website which stated the light heavyweight fighter has been released by the promotion.

“Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 due to his arrest by police in South Florida,” the UFC statement said. “The charges against Silva were dropped by the Broward County District Attorney’s office and Silva was re-signed to the UFC earlier this month. Based on new information received today in the form of video and audio evidence, Silva has been terminated from his UFC contract.”

Immediately after the UFC announced the termination of Silva, the promotion also announced that top light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson has been suspended indefinitely after reported that the mother of Johnson’s children has gotten a restraining order against him.

“We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson,” the UFC statement said. “As a result, we are suspending him indefinitely. We are using a third-party law firm to conduct a formal investigation and once we have more information, we’ll determine whether further course of action is necessary.

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