Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez charged with attempted murder
Cain Velasquez, former UFC heavyweight champion, was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder in San Jose. Everything to know about Velasquez here.
Former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, was arrested in San Jose on Monday, on suspicion of attempted murder after firing shots at a vehicle.
Cain Velasquez chose to take the law into his hands
Velasquez is reported to have been shooting at a man he believed had molested a child related to the 39-year-old, according to several news sites. The man, however, was in a vehicle with his stepfather, who was struck by the bullet. According to the San Jose Police Department, he is expected to survive his injuries.
The ex-MMA American fighter is currently being held without bail at the Santa Clara County jail. Velasquez is set for a court date on Wednesday, with the motive of the incident still under investigation.
Who is Cain Velasquez?
Velasquez only fought three times, with his first bout back in Oct., 2013, and last in 2019. He officially retired from Mixed Martial Arts in Oct. of 2019, after repeated knee injuries, including in his last MMA fight with Francis Ngannou. Velasquez lost the fight via knockout less than thirty seconds into round one.
What is Cain Velasquez doing now?
Velasquez reportedly coaches and trains at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, CA. The location is reported to be less than five miles from where the shooting took place.
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