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Who is Cain Velasquez? Former MMA Star Arrested for Bay Area Shooting Incident

The two-time heavyweight UFC Champion, Cain Velasquez, is in big trouble. He has been arrested for a shooting incident in California’s Bay area. He is being held without bail on charges of attempted murder.

About the incident

The former MMA star is facing charges for an attempt to murder for a shooting incident that occurred in California’s Bay Area. The San Jose Police Department stated that the victim has suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Reliable sources say that Valesquez confronted a man in Morgan Hill, CA. He was charged with committing lewd acts on one of his family members, like 100 times! In response, Cain pulled out his firearm and shot at the man but he missed. Instead, the shot went to the man’s father, causing him a non-life-threatening injury.

Cain is currently at the Santa Clara County jail, and the police stated that  “The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time.” The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s office stated that “Our Office has not received the police report yet to review and therefore have no information on Mr Velasquez. No charges have been filed at this time.”

No bail is set for Cain as per the jail entry. A court hearing is scheduled for today. Well, Cain’s fans call him “Mr Nice Guy”. Here’s how Twitter reacted to the shocking news about Cain’s arrest:

About Cain Velasquez

Cain Velasquez is a well-known figure of the UFC Championship. He is a two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. Cain turned to Mixed Martial Arts in 2006 and retired in 2019. He beat Brock Lesner for the UFC title in 2010 and reclaimed it in 2012 after his loss to Junior dos Santos. Cain suffered a knockout loss in the 2019 UFC fight to his contest with Francis Ngannou.

Cain previously competed for the Mexican promotion Lucha Libre AAA. He made his debut in WWE on the first episode of SmackDown on Fox in 2019. Cain married his then-girlfriend  Michelle Velasquez in 2011 and has two children with her. He is a prominent “Brown Pride tattoo on his upper chest as a tribute to his Mexican heritage.

Cain’s fighting style

Cain has a unique fighting style that one can describe as “swarming”. He uses his technique to move forward constantly, leaving little room for his opponent. This helps Cain to showcase swift and powerful punching combinations. Cain starts with a jab, then a hard straight right, and yea, progresses with hooks and uppercuts.

Cain is strong in the clinch and if he knocks his opponent on the ground, he often uses grappling skills to maintain a dominant position over his counterpart. Cain’s wins always came from his knocking punches. He does not believe in submission. Cain’s fans praise him for his cardiovascular training and nicknamed him “Cardio Cain”.

Interestingly, Cain was ranked No. 1 for most strikes landed per minute in the UFC. Cain’s fans cannot believe that he can shoot someone considering his “Mr Nice Guy” image. A hearing is due today and everyone is waiting for the verdict.

What do you think about the incident?

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