Cain Velásquez has been arrested in California on suspicion of attempted murder.
According to officials, Cain Velásquez, a former UFC world champion, will be detained and questioned on March 2 in connection with an alleged assassination attempt in Morgan Hill, California.
Cain Velásquez established himself as one of the most dominant fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) during his tenure there and one of the most popular among fans. However, the former world heavyweight champion's life has taken an unexpected turn in recent months.
On Monday afternoon, the MMA world was shocked to learn that Velasquez had been arrested in Morgan Hill, California, on a charge of attempted murder. The arrest happened in the early morning hours.
According to the San José Police Department's Twitter account, the former UFC fighter was arrested and was being held "in the main jail in Santa Clara County for attempted murder."
Cain Velásquez, a former UFC fighter, is in a lot of trouble. The San José Police Department in California (United States) confirmed on Twitter on Monday that the athlete had been apprehended and was being held "in the main jail of Santa Clara County for attempted murder."
Following that, the government agency announced that they are presently conducting an investigation into the circumstances behind the tragedy. "At this time, the cause of the occurrence and the circumstances surrounding it are being investigated," the organization said on social media.
Furthermore, as a result of his arrest, the athlete, who is of Mexican and North American descent, was refused the option to be released on bail. As a result, he will be held in custody until his first court appearance on March 2, which is set for this Wednesday.
According to the San José Police Department in California, the former UFC fighter was imprisoned "in the main jail in Santa Clara County for attempted murder."
According to NBC, the only information known at this time is that a man was shot and was immediately rushed to a hospital near the crime site at the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue, where he was treated and is no longer in danger. However, the precise nature of the crime remains unknown at this moment.
According to the source, in addition to the former WWE fighter, a man was also apprehended in the place mentioned earlier; however, the nature of the incident is unknown.
Velasquez's most recent UFC fight was in 2019 against Francis Ngannou. Velasquez was knocked out in the first round, bringing his career record to 14-3, with 12 victories by knockout.
Velásquez tried his hand at professional wrestling after retiring from MMA, making his debut for Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide in 2019. Soon after, Velasquez signed with WWE and wrestled in a show alongside Brock Lesnar.
Cain Velásquez and a brief foray into the world of WWE
On October 4, 2019, Velásquez made his professional wrestling debut, accompanying Rey Mysterio to the WWE Survivor Series event against Brock Lesnar.
After several weeks of deliberation, a fight for the company's championship is agreed upon between the former UFC champion and the 'Beast,' to be held on the 31st of that month at Crown Jewel. On the other hand, Lesnar defeated Cain after surrendering in return for a key from his opponent, and he resigned from the firm in April 2020 due to a budget cut caused by the virus.
Cain Velásquez was charged with attempting to murder a lady in California.
He was held in the Santa Clara County Jail when he was arrested, and he is still there. In 2019, he faced Brock Lesnar and Rey Mysterio for the first time in the WWE.
However, neither the UFC nor WWE have issued a formal statement, and his manager has not made his remark on the matter. So what will happen to his career if he is found guilty or not? You can express your thoughts in the comments section.