Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez faces an attempted murder charge after he allegedly was involved in a shooting on Monday, February 28, in San Jose, California.
Velasquez, 39, was arrested Monday and booked into Santa Clara County’s main jail. He is being held without bail pending a court appearance Wednesday, March 2.
“The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time,” San Jose police posted Tuesday on Twitter.
According to authorities, a man was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after he was shot “at least once.”
Velasquez won the UFC heavyweight title with a first-round technical knockout of Brock Lesnar at UFC 121 on October 23, 2010.
He last competed in mixed martial arts when he suffered a 26-second knockout loss to current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou on February 17, 2019. Since then he has wrestled in the WWE and in Mexico. – Rappler.com