Thiago Silva released by UFC, Anthony Johnson suspended indefinitely


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Just over one week ago UFC President Dana White announced that the organization had re-signed light heavyweight Thiago Silva following charges being dropped when his wife was deemed “uncooperative”. On Friday, he was once again released from the organization based on new information in the form of video and audio.

Thiago Silva released by UFC, Anthony Johnson suspended indefinitely

Globo put out a report and the UFC released the following statement:

Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 due to his arrest by police in South Florida. 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.

Silva was not the only one in trouble on Friday. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has been suspended indefinitely after the mother of his children claimed that he knocked out two of her teeth in an attack in 2012.

Brent Brookhouse from first reported the allegations.

Below is the statement from the UFC:

We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson. 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.

Keep it locked to for more on the Silva and Johnson situations as they arise.

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Jeremy Brand is an experienced MMA writer and columnist. He is the founder of, and has represented the company with media credentials at many mixed martial arts fights. Jeremy is also a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, training in BC, Canada.

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