Twitter is a magnificent tool for getting breaking news, but sometimes it’s too fast for it’s own good.

As of 11:06pm EST, reports started surfacing of a UFC fighter in an armed standoff with police in Miami, F.L. This was the only official news item on the subject, courtesy of

Armed Suspect Threatened People at a Jiu-Jitsu School

Authorities have set up a perimeter Thursday night around the Oakland Park home of a suspect who earlier threatened people inside a Jiu Jitsu school, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.

The armed suspect went to the school at 777 E. Oakland Park Blvd. and threatened the people there, but no one was injured, said the BSO, which was called about the situation at about 7:45 p.m.

He then went to his home at 2041 Coral Heights Blvd. and locked himself inside it, according to the BSO.

The SWAT team responded to the scene, and authorities are trying to establish contact with the suspect, the BSO said.

Who was the armed suspect? According to Twitter, it was none other than UFC light-heavyweight Thiago Silva.







So yeah, Thiago Silva. Twelve fights in the Octagon since 2007, with three losses and two “no contests” for hinky urine samples.

And as of midnight, reports are that he’s in police custody.