A former pro mixed martial artist remains behind bars two weeks after an armed standoff with a SWAT team outside his Oakland Park home.
Thiago Anderson Ramos da Silva, 31, was sent back to jail following a brief court hearing Friday.
The light heavyweight mixed martial artist, whose contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization was terminated, went before Broward Judge Lynn Rosenthal seeking release on bond.
She determined that his case should be postponed and transferred to another court that handles domestic violence cases.
Silva's charges include aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest. The Brazilian native is being held for an immigration issue, jail records show.
He is accused of pointing a gun and threatening his estranged wife, Thaysa Kamiji Ramos da Silva, 33, because of her relationship with Brazilian jiu-jitsu gym owner Pablo Popovitch. During the Feb. 6 argument, he also threatened to shoot students in the gym where she works, according to the arrest report.
After the confrontation with his wife, Silva returned to his home in the 2000 block of Coral Heights Boulevard. Broward Sheriff's SWAT deputies surrounded the neighborhood and ultimately used a stun gun on him when he refused to comply with commands to surrender, the Sheriff's Office said.