Sergio Da Silva was arrested this past August for his alleged role in stealing $45,000 from a Citibank in Queens, NY.
The August robbery saw a masked man (allegedly Da Silva) threaten to shoot everybody at the bank before taking the money.
Prior to the trial beginning, a move Da Silva would make was to take to Facebook in September to proclaim innocence from all charges levied against him.
TMZ Sports is reporting that at a hearing for Da Silva’s alleged robbery, a plea of not guilty was entered by the fighter and his lawyer.
David Fish is the attorney representing the Bellator MMA veteran and he claims that the fighter is confident that the truth will get revealed during the trial.
“(Da Silva) intend to show at trial that he’s not guilty of what he’s alleged to have committed. The allegations are very serious. I think Sergio has a lot of confidence in that the truth will come out at trial,” says Fish.
Da Silva competing twice under the Bellator MMA banner, suffering defeats to the due of Robert Sullivan and Matt Rizzo. Bellator 180 was the last time the alleged bank robber competed and that came against the aforementioned Matt Rizzo.
It should be noted that Da Silva is innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law.