It was tragically reported that Holando Pinheiro da Silva the father of UFC middleweight Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva was killed in a car accident. The accident occurred yesterday in the Castro region of Brazil.
Yesterday, Silva tweeted:
"Thank you for the strength my brothers please pray for our family time and more difficult still as well that we have the support of God. Thanks for all prays all MSG all support my guys sad day, thanks for your help again."
Watch a video about Silva, his father and family below:
Our condolences to his family.
The 36 year old Silva has also confirmed that he has been booked for an upcoming fight. But there has bene no official statement as to whom his next oppnent would be. He lost his last fight in a close decision to former middleweight champion Rich Franklin at UFC 147 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.