Cain Velasquez will have to stay in jail while he awaits his trial on an attempted murder charge. The former UFC Champion and his defense team tried to cut what they thought was a very good deal to keep Cain a free man as he waits for his day in court. A Santa Clara County judge was having no part of it.
The rejected offer came with very strict conditions in exchange for Cain Velasquez’s release, according to TMZ. Cain was willing to post $1 million for bail and follow specific guidelines. Among those, Velasquez would have had full-time supervision and electronic monitoring.
Prosecutors argued that Cain Velasquez was too much of a danger to the community to take a risk. One of his alleged victims said that he suffered nerve damage and more when he was shot by the MMA legend. He said he was fearful for his life.
“I am fearful for my life as well as the lives of my family.”
The judge listened to testimony from those impacted by the shooting. A decision was then finalized. Cain Velasquez will remain behind bars until at least June 10th.
Cain was also denied bail at a hearing in March. Since then, he has been in jail. Velasquez will face one count of felony attempted murder relating to the incident.