Anderson Silva files a police report against female Twitter troll

The former UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king is rehabbing a broken leg, but that doesn't mean he'€™s not ready for a Twitter beef -- in court. The female tweeter could face up to six months in jail, or a fine.

The former UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king is rehabbing a broken leg, but that doesn't mean he'€™s not ready for a Twitter beef -- in court.

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For a guy who’s known for his elite ability to beat people up, Anderson Silva is a pretty sensitive man.

The former UFC middleweight champion, and arguably the best MMA fighter of all time, has filed a police report against a Brazilian woman who was trolling him on Twitter, according to the TV network Globo. The penalty for this type of a crime in Brazil is up to six months in jail, or a fine.

Silva was offended when a woman called him “rotten” on the social media site and he has filed a complaint for defamation, said Marcelo Magalhaes, the police department chief in Pinhais, Brazil. The middle-aged woman also tweeted that Silva was a “rotten idol,” Magalhaes told a local radio station.

"We’re still investigating to get her name, address and phone," Magalhaes told Globo. "It’s a 40-year-old woman who wrote on the Internet, in a social media, several phrases, including ‘Brazil will see (how) rotten that you are.’”

“It's a 40-year-old woman who wrote on the Internet, in a social media, several phrases, including 'Brazil will see (how) rotten that you are.'”

--Marcelo Magalhaes, police department chief in Pinhais, Brazil

In a separate interview, Magalhaes said the woman also called Silva a "sh*tty idol."

Silva is currently rehabbing a broken left leg he received in a UFC title fight with Chris Weidman on Dec. 28. He’s out of action for nearly a year, depending on how well his recovery goes.

The 38-year-old has said repeatedly that he won’t retire. Apparently the competitive juices are still flowing if he’s prepared to go to court with this woman.

(h/t MMA Fighting)

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