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Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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Former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The San Jose Police Department announced that a 39-year-old California man was arrested Monday following a shooting incident where a man was taken to the hospital with what it described as “non-life threatening injuries”. network”.

“Cain Velasquez is the suspect arrested yesterday in connection with this incident,” San Jose Police said on Twitter.

“He was booked into the main Santa Clara County jail for attempted murder. The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still being investigated at this time.”

Velasquez won the first nine mixed martial arts competitions and became the UFC champion in the highest weight division by stopping Brock Lesnar in the first round of the October 2010 bout.

He dropped the title to Junior Dos Santos in his next match 13 months later but returned to beat the Brazilian in December 2012. He made two successful defenses, including appearing in a three-match match against Dos Santos.

However, Velasquez was dethroned by Fabricio Werdum in June 2015 and finished with an MMA record of 14 wins and three losses, ending his career in a losing streak after being beaten by the UFC heavyweight champion. currently Francis Ngannou crushes within 26 seconds in February 2019.

After retiring, Velasquez had a brief stint in WWE but was launched in April 2020 because of budget constraints caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

https://www.independent.ie/sport/mma/former-ufc-champion-cain-velasquez-arrested-on-suspicion-of-attempted-murder-41400202.html Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

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