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When you’re Ronda Rousey, you can date a different guy every night. But apparently the UF Champion Ronda Rousey's boyfriend Brendan Schaub is proof that she can settle down for a while,... even if it is only for a little while.
Although their relationship is only a rumor, photos of the two tell a different story. Ronda Rousey and Brendan Schaub were recently photographed together enjoying the countryside in Costa Rica. To most, this might not seem like a telltale sign that the two were a couple, however it just so happens that Costa Rica is a place where apparently Ronda Rousey only takes her friends. But for this vacation, it seems she left them in Venice.
Brendan Schaub, the 31-year-old Aurora Colorado native, is a former semi-professional football player for the AFL's Utah Blaze and a former member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad. He was a finalist and the runner-up of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights and is currently ranked #14 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings. Ronda Rousey is currently ranked the #10 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC. This makes one couple I wouldn’t want to mess with, to say the least.
Although the two were likely dating, it seems the romance ended while Ronda Rousey was shooting a movie in Bulgaria. At least she still has her friends in Venice. But for now, the striking beauty can continue dating whomever she wants. She certainly won’t give up on men. As Ronda Rousey has said multiple times to the media, she believes having sex before fights is a good thing and she tries to do it frequently.
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UFC Fight Night 38 was set to be a memorable card. With 12 fights, including Will Chope vs. Diego Brandao, the card was stacked and had an eager crowd at the Ginasio Nelio Dias in Natal, Brazil.
Unfortunately, The UFC scratched the Chope/Brandao bout after learning of an altercation with Will Chope's ex-wife which led to his discharge from the Air Force in 2009. The UFC released the following statement:
Tonight's featherweight bout between Will Chope and Diego Brandao has been canceled after UFC officials were made aware of Chope's previous military conviction. The UFC does not condone behavior of this nature whatsoever and Chope has been released from his contract.
Brandao will receive both his show and win money for the bout.
Bleacher Report was first to discover the report the incident in which Chope assaulted his ex-wife. According to court documents, the couple, who was separated at the time, got into an argument over a joint credit card in October, 2009. Reports indicate that Chope threatened his ex-wife with a knife and used a blanket to cover her cries. This incident came on the heels of a July, 2009 incident where Chope was given a nonjudicial punishment in the wake of assaulting his wife when he learned on alleged infidelity. A military judge convicted Chope of three couples of assault and battery.
Chope took to Facebook twice to address the situation. After learning his fight had been cancelled, he posted the following:
My fight has been canceled for a 5 year old mistake I made. I am truly sorry to all the fans and will do everything I can to make this right. I have spoken with my ex-wife on the phone and she supports what I am doing and together we will make a formal press release as soon as I get back to the USA on Wednesday."
When Chope's formal press release comes out Wednesday, we will update here.
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UFC star Thiago Silva has been arrested and charged with attempted aggravated battery and resisting an officer. At the center of the issue is Thiago Silva's wife Thaysa Silva.
According to multiple reports Thiago Silva was arrested Thursday, February 6 after barricading himself inside his home following an altercation at Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy. Those same reports indicate Silva was armed during the incident inside the fight school. After leaving and returning to the house occupied by his wife Thaysa, Thiago Silva allegdedly holed up, and was arrested after a SWAT team perimeter was set up surrounding the residence.
While the exact details are unclear at this point, Thiago and Thaysa Silva have been separated since December, 2012 after 13 years of marriage. On January 30, 2014, officers were called to the home following a domestic disturbance. A police report indicates the couple was engaged in a heated argument over extramarital affairs, during which Thiago is alleged to have shoved Thaysa onto a couch while pointing a gun at her and threatening to kill her. Thaysa alleges that she began screaming at which point Thiago covered her mouth with his hand, and put the gun in her mouth. That same day, Thaysa filed a temporary injunction for protection.
On February 5, Thaysa returned home to find Thiago waiting for her. After another argument, and reminder of temporary injunction, Thiago ultimately left without incident, only to reportedly send a text to her saying "I am gonna f--- you up and you are going to die. I am going to hire someone to kill you and I am gonna move my girlfriend in."
The next night, Thiago drove to Pablo Popovitch Mixed Martial Arts Academy waiting for Thaysa to come outside. He is alleged to have again brandished his gun, insisting that Popovitch himself come outside. Thaysa and Popovitch are reportedly involved in a romantic relationship, which Thiago is aware of. After Popovitch called police, Thiago returned to his home, where he was ultimately apprehended.
Initially charged with attempted murder, a Broward County judge threw out all murder related charges against Silva during his arraignment, Friday. The judge stated, "It just seems if he wanted to shoot Mrs. Silva, he would've done it. He didn't do it."
Thiago Silva is currently being held without Bond due to concerns over his connections with Brazil and was deemed a flight risk, as well as a liability to attempt to assault or injure Thaysa again. Silva's lawyer argued that he is being judged for his occupation, while also including the fact that he is bankrupt and in desperate need of the paycheck he's set to receive for his fight at UFC 171 on March 15. Unfortunately for him, Dana White has already told TMZ "This guy will never fight in the UFC again." An official UFC statement confirms as much saying "The Ultimate Fighting Championship has terminated the contract of Thiago Silva, effective immediately,"
Silva's next court date has not been scheduled as of yet.