The sharp downfall of Thiago Silva continues. Once a contender in the UFC's light heavyweight division, the Brazilian has completely fallen apart in recent years. In 2014 he was cut from the UFC after his highly publicized arrest on weapons and aggravated assault charges, brought back once the charges were dropped, then cut again once his estranged wife detailed his alleged drug and domestic abuse.
NAC denies Thiago Silva a fight license
Former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva will not be able to compete against Mike Kyle at this weekend's World Series of Fighting 22 in Las Vegas.
After his permanent UFC release, Silva (16-5, 2 NC) participated in WSOF's light heavyweight tournament and was knocked out by Teddy Holder in a dramatic 1st round upset. On Saturday, Silva headlined a Gladiator MMA* regional show in Missouri at the Family Arena (I can't make this up ... actually I could, but I didn't make this up) against Marcus Sursa (16-9), a veteran of Shark Fights, Bellator, and Shamrock FC.
The end for Silva came early in round 2 when Sursa drilled him with an elbow to the side of the head, which put him on the canvas. Sursa threw a few more punches and the referee came in to stop the fight. Silva is now 0-2 since his UFC exit, with both bouts ending in knockout.
You can see the end of the fight at the 2:00 mark of the video at the top of the page.
* - In the (since deleted) video to promote this fight, it was called "the most anticipated MMA fight in St. Louis history."
(H/T Zombie Prophet)