Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez Arrested For Attempted Murder In Bay Area Shooting

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Cain Velasquez remains in custody for his part in the incident

Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez Arrested For Attempted Murder In Bay Area Shooting

It was announced on Tuesday morning that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested on the suspicion of attempted murder after his part in a shooting in California’s Bay Area. Velasquez was taken into custody on Monday and booked into Santa Clara County jail.

Velasquez is being held without bail and has a court date set for Wednesday. Police identified Velasquez as the shooter on Tuesday. The incident occurred Monday night and the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The San Jose Police Media Relations has been providing updates on Twitter.

The victim, Harry Eugene Goularte, is accused of sexually assaulting a relative of Velasquez’s. This abuse may have happened “100 times,” according to a report from NBC Bay Area.

“THE MOTIVE AND CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THIS INCIDENT ARE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION AT THIS TIME,” SAN JOSE POLICE TWEETED ON TUESDAY.

Cain Velasquez worked his way up in the ranks of UFC before winning the heavyweight title for the first time in 2010. The two-time champion won it again in 2012 and reigned until 2015. During his career, Velasquez built a reputation that considers him one of the top heavyweight fighters of all-time. After his retirement in 2019, Velasquez began coaching at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose.

Velasquez also took up professional wrestling following his career in MMA. His first action took place in Mexico before making his way to WWE. He was released in 2020 during the pandemic and returned to Mexico to do promotions in December that same year. Velasquez had plans to return to professional wrestling this year.

There will be more details provided following the court date of Cain Velasquez, which is set for. Wednesday.

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