After attempted murder charges dropped, UFC’s Thiago Silva says ‘People will forget. They always do.’

UFC Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared on Ariel Helwani's MMA Hour today in his first interview since all charges were dropped against him and…

By: Nate Wilcox | 9 years ago
After attempted murder charges dropped, UFC’s Thiago Silva says ‘People will forget. They always do.’
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UFC Light Heavyweight Thiago Silva appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour today in his first interview since all charges were dropped against him and the UFC announced he would be returning to the organization. In February, Silva was involved in a stand-off with Florida authorities that resulted in his arrest and attempted murder charges being filed.

Silva was accused of threatening his ex-wife with a gun but apparently she has refused to cooperate with the investigation, resulting in Broward County, Florida authorities dropping all charges.

Silva told Helwani that “the truth came out. I never pointed a gun at my ex-wife. Everything she said was a lie.”

When pressed by Helwani who pointed out that Silva was never acquitted by a jury, and that “the truth didn’t come out,” Silva said he just “wanted to train and do my job and move forward with my life.”

Later in the interview, Helwani asked Silva how people would react to his return to the UFC.

Silva said, “People will forget. They always do.”

When asked what he learned from the situation, Silva’s answer was “I learned not to trust girls.”

Silva is rehabbing an injured knee after surgery and doesn’t expect to fight again until 2015.

He also said he’s dating someone new and that his girlfriend is expecting a daughter.

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Nate Wilcox
Nate Wilcox

Nate Wilcox is the founding editor of BloodyElbow.com. As such he has hired every editor and writer to work for the site. Wilcox’s writing for BE is known for its emphasis on MMA history, the evolution of fighting techniques and strong opinions. Wilcox developed the SBN MMA consensus rankings which were featured in USA Today from 2009 to 2011. Before founding BE, Wilcox was a political operative working for such figures as Senators John Kerry and Mark Warner and an early political blogger. He is the co-author of Netroots Rising, a history of the political blogosphere from 2003 to 2007. Wilcox also hosts the Let It Roll podcast on music history for the Pantheon Podcast Network.

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