Cain Velasquez is one of UFC’s most legendary fighters. The former UFC champion was recently involved in a shooting incident in San Jose, California. Details were sketchy based on initial reports. We now know the situation is worse than anyone could have imagined.

Velasquez was arrested in relation to the shooting, which involved two people. One of those people wound up in jail. The other went to the hospital. It seemed obvious to many fight fans who the shooter was in the incident.

TMZ has now confirmed that Velasquez has been arrested and charged with attempted murder in relation to the incident. Specifics are not clear, but police noted that Cain was involved in the shooting at around 3 PM near a local high school. Jail records show that Cain Velasquez is currently being held on charges of attempted murder.

A court appearance is scheduled for the UFC icon on Wednesday. It is unknown at this time if there is enough evidence to proceed to trial. It does not sound good for Cain Velasquez.


Cain became a UFC heavyweight legend and is considered one of the best fighters in history at that weight class. Velasquez owns victories over Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos. He has also made appearances with WWE.

Things are not looking good for Cain Velasquez. Fans will have to wait and see what kind of information comes out in court. This is sure to be a quickly developing story. Keep your eye on Thirsty for all the news related to the Cain Velasquez shooting.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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