UFC's Thiago Silva Arrested After Altercation At Gym And Standoff With Police

A professional UFC fighter sits in a South Florida jail for allegedly making threats at a jiu-jitsu studio and barricading himself inside his home.

Police arrested Thiago Silva early Friday morning after the SWAT team was called out to his townhome late Thursday night. The Brazilian-born fighter is accused of entering the jiu-jitsu studio and threatening people inside before barricading himself in his home with a weapon.

He faces charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, two counts of committing and/or attempting a known felony that could cause death and resisting an officer.

Prior to being booked into jail, Silva spoke to a photo journalist, as he sat in the rear of a police car.

"She wanted my money. She wanted my house and she wanted my money," he said. The woman he was referring to is reportedly his wife.

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Silva is being held on $10,000 bond.

He is expected to appear in court later on Friday.

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