These are some serious charges against Cain Velasquez.
The details are a little sketchy at the moment, but here is what we know.
UFC legend Cain Velasquez spent Monday night in jail … TMZ Sports has confirmed the 39-year-old has been arrested and booked on an attempted murder charge.
Details surrounding the specifics of his arrest are unclear — though law enforcement sources tell us the former fighter was involved in a shooting in San Jose at around 3 PM near a local high school.
In the alleged incident, one person was shot while another was arrested. Nothing further surrounding the circumstances of the situation has been released.
Jail records show Velasquez is still in custody as of Tuesday morning … and has a court date set for Wednesday at noon.
If you aren’t familiar with Velasquez he was one of MMA biggest stars for a while and dabbled a bit in the WWE.
Caín Ramirez Velasquez is an American professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist, currently appearing for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide (AAA). He is widely known for his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he competed in the heavyweight division and became a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. In 2019, Velasquez retired from mixed martial arts. That same year, Velasquez embarked on a professional wrestling career, firstly working for the Mexican Lucha Libre promotion AAA before moving to the American WWE promotion. In April 2020, he was released from his WWE contract due to budget cuts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caín Velasquez was born in Salinas, California to Efraín and Isabel Velasquez. Efraín had moved to the U.S. from Sonora, Mexico as an illegal immigrant, where he met American-born Isabel. They started a relationship and later married, which allowed Efraín to attain U.S. citizenship. The Velasquez family had three children: Efraín Jr., Adela and Caín.
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