After getting arrested last month on charges of attempted murder (among many others) stemming from an incident with his estranged wife and her new boyfriend, former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva has been released from a Florida jail today, according to TMZ.
Silva was originally jailed without bond after the initial hearings deemed him a danger to the lives of others. Silva will be released but will be under house arrest, subject to completing an anger management program, and required to submit random drug and alcohol screens.
It’s a step in the right direction for Silva, who paid a newly set $25,000 bond for his release.
He saw his lengthy UFC tenure expire in dramatic fashion on February 7 after he allegedly arrived at the Brazilian jiu-jitsu school of his wife Thaysa’s new boyfriend, BJJ coach Pablo Popovitch. After a reportedly very intoxicated Silva allegedly began threatening to shoot everyone inside, police were alerted. A four-hour standoff ensued, with Silva ultimately giving himself up to authorities.
The incident lead to his immediate release from the UFC, but Silva has seen the overall severity of the issue decrease significantly. His major charge of attempted murder has since been dropped down to aggravated assault, a misdemeanor.
Due back in court for another hearing next week, Silva must also stay clear of his wife, from whom he’s been separated from since 2012, and Popovitch.