It has been reported by numerous sources that UFC fighter Thiago Silva has been apprehended by police in Florida following a stand-off at his home that came as a result of an incident at a jiu-jitsu school.
Local news site local10.com made the following report about the situation: “Deputies say an armed man who barricaded himself inside his home after threatening people inside a jiu-jitsu school has been taken into custody.
The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. Thursday at the school at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd in Oakland Park.
The armed man went to the school and threatened the people inside. Deputies said he then left and locked himself inside his home on Coral Heights Court.”
It is said that the SWAT team were called in to handle the situation.
Rumours are that the situation stemmed from Silva’s wife having an affair with a member of the jiu-jitsu school but, again, this is only a rumour.
John Morgan, of MMAJunkie.com, tweeted that the UFC are aware of the situation, thus confirming Silva’s involvement, but are yet to issue a full statement until all the facts are gathered.