Details continue to come out regarding the arrest of former UFC fighter Thiago Silva. His ex-wife, Thaysa Kamiji, has come forward to reveal some details about their relationship. None of them are good.
She claims that Thiago Silva was abusive and has a cocaine problem.
“You know what I don’t understand? We had a healthy relationship, we always talked, each one respected the other’s space,” Kamiji said. “He became (violent) over the past three weeks. I think that’s the consequence of the use of cocaine.
“My marriage was over in December of 2012. In our relationship, I had to deal with the imbalance and aggressions. But I never went to talk to the police because I fear the reactions. Even after I was assaulted, I did not speak.”
There have been rumors that Kamiji was having an affair with Pablo Popovitch but she states that their marriage ended because of Silva’s drug use.
“That’s what ended the marriage,” she said. “The problem was cocaine. He always thinks he’s above the law. My neighbor knew that she should call the police if she ever heard me scream. He had the cocaine paranoia. He came to my house, tore my clothes and pointed a gun at my head. I already suffered some abuse, but I always withdrew because I was afraid.”
To be fair to Silva, he has never tested positive for cocaine in his career and these allegations have not been confirmed.
Still, this is a sad ending for one of the UFC’s top fighters.