What did Cain Velasquez do and why he did it?

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested on attempted murder charges after he was involved in a shooting that took place in Morgan Hill, California in February.

According to multiple reports, Velasquez allegedly shot into a vehicle with three people – including Harry Goularte Jr., a man accused of molesting one of Velasquez’s young relatives. However, the 39-year-old missed the target and instead was Goularte’s father, seriously injuring him.

The retired UFC superstar has since spent time behind bars and was denied bail twice. Taking to social media, Velasquez released a statement and thanked those who have supported him:

“To the true victims of this case, may God give you the strength to move on,” the statement read. “Although it is hardest to relive the pain that happened to you, when it comes to telling the truth, justice will be served and your own true healing will begin. I will never stop helping. support or love my community and all of you. Thank you for loving me.”

Check out Cain Velasquez’s statement below:

The 39-year-old is being charged with attempted murder and 10 other gun-related counts. If proven guilty, he could face at least 20 years in prison.

Khabib Nurmagomedov supports Cain Velasquez

Former undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently expressed support for his American Kickboxing Academy friend and teammate, Cain Velasquez.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, Nurmagomedov revealed that he intended to visit Velasquez in prison to “shake his hand and give him good energy.” Dagestani also pointed out how unfair it was for Velasquez to be jailed, while the man accused of molesting one of his relatives was freed.

Weighing his thoughts on his friend’s plight, Nurmagomedov said:

“Exactly anyone in the world who respects himself, loves his family. Exactly will do the same thing. Come on, nobody thinks about the law or something when you have something about it. Your family. You have to protect your family. If animals protect their families, of course, humans will protect their families.”

Check out Khabib Nurmagomedov’s interview below:


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