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Thiago Silva’s lawyer: He could compete but wears GPS attached to ankle

Former UFC fighter Thiago Silva’s lawyer Scott Saul says his client is eligible to compete in the cage, but he has a global positioning system (GSP) attached to his ankle.
In an exclusive interview with The Roman Show, Saul clarified several allegations to the Brazilian fighter.
“His judge doesn’t want to interfere with Thiago’s ability to make a living,” he said. “He is allowed to fight, however. He can’t travel the country or world. He is on a GPS monitoring system attached to his ankle.”
On Feb. 6, Silva was arrested following an alleged incident involving his ex-wife Thaysa Kamiji at the Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Fort Lauderdale, Fl. and a standoff with police at his home.
He was released on bond shortly after. Saul said some of the allegations made by media outlets were taken out of proportion.
“It was described in a worse manner than what it is now,” he said.
Saul also said that Popovitch, a jiu jitsu practitioner, was a victim, but he is no longer involved in the case.
He clarified what Silva is accused of, which include sending a threatening text, aggravated assault with a firearm, misdemeanor battery and resisting arrest without violence cause he didn’t comply with officers.
He also stated, if found guilty, how much time he can serve locked up and could possibly face deportation.
Silva was scheduled to fight at UFC 171 against Ovince St. Preux. But the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) released him and terminated his contract.
To hear more of the interview, hear it below!

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