Thiago Silva: The Decline Continues

Former UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva‘s seeming descent in obscurity continued last weekend with a second round knockout defeat to Marcus “Money” Sursa.

Silva, who was once regarded as one of the scariest propositions in the UFC light heavyweight division, was released from the promotion in 2014. Although allegations from his then-wife and police had been dismissed by legal bodies, footage she had taken of him apparently high and waving a gun around their home was enough for Zuffa to cut ties with the Brazilian.

Since the UFC cancelled his contract, he was knocked out in just the second minute of a contest with Teddy Holder at WSOF. However, his most recent performance (above), against a relative unknown, seems to suggest a man and competitor in terminal decline. Looking sluggish against a journeyman of the minor American circuits, the Brazilian is finally dispatched in the second minute of the second round at Gladiator MMA.

Now looking a shadow of the fighter who dominated the likes of Keith Jardine, Houston Alexander, and Brandon Vera. Silva must consider whether he now has any future left in such a demanding and potentially dangerous sport.

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