Former UFC champion Cain Velasquez has been arrested on an attempted murder charge in relation to a shooting that took place on Monday in Morgan Hill, California.
Very little is known about the shooting at this point. What we do know is that it took place on Monday at 3:14 p.m. PT near the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue. One man was shot and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Velasquez was arrested on a charge of attempted murder late Monday night and is being held at the Santa Clara County Department of Corrections without bail. According to the Department of Corrections website, Cain has a court date scheduled for Wednesday.
Velasquez, 39, is a former two-time heavyweight champion. Though he’s not officially retired, he hasn’t fought since Feb. 2019 when he was knocked out in 26 seconds by current heavyweight champion Frances Ngannou. In the three years since that loss, Velasquez has tried out professional wrestling in Mexico and in the United States with WWE.
According to the San Jose Police Department, the circumstances behind the shooting as well as Velasquez’s alleged motive are still under investigation.