Cain Velasquez News
Cain Velasquez reportedly set to corner Gabriel Benitez at UFC Vegas 84
Cole Shelton - January 9, 2024
Daniel Cormier heaps praise on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez: "I still believe he was the best fighter"
Fernando Quiles - November 19, 2023
Cain Velasquez opens up on struggles in jail after arrest: "Appreciate what you have"
Josh Evanoff - October 19, 2023
Cain Velasquez breaks down "the greatest ever" Jon Jones vs. Stipe Miocic at UFC 295
Cole Shelton - October 9, 2023
Javier Mendez reveals Cain Velasquez's return to AKA in coaching capacity: "I'm blessed to him there"
Josh Evanoff - June 2, 2023
Daniel Cormier reminisces on the time Cain Velasquez choked him out in training room: "Dog, you fell asleep!"
Josh Evanoff - May 30, 2023
As Daniel Cormier tells it, getting choked out by a former UFC heavyweight champion leads to good sleep. Although ‘DC’ is retired as a fighter these days, in his heyday, he was running American Kickboxing Academy alongside other high-profile fighters. Other names at the gym from Cormier’s prime included Luke Rockhold and Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, few would doubt that the former champion was closest to Cain Velasquez.
Judge rules that the man accused of molesting Cain Velasquez’s child will stand trial for his alleged crime
Harry Kettle - February 28, 2023
A judge has ruled that the man accused of molesting Cain Velasquez’s son will stand trial, according to MMA Junkie. Back in February 2022, 44-year-old Harry Goularte was charged with one felony count of lewd acts with a minor under the age of 14. The victim in question was Cain Velasquez Jr., the son of the former UFC heavyweight champion, when he was four years of age.
Ryan Bader believes Cain Velasquez was the “best” heavyweight not Bellator 290 opponent Fedor Emelianenko
Cole Shelton - January 31, 2023
Ryan Bader thinks Cain Velasquez is the best heavyweight ever. The heavyweight GOAT is one many have no clear-cut answer on, as some think it is Velasquez while others lean towards Fedor Emelianenko or even Stipe Miocic. Yet Bader believes Emelianenko’s resume is the best out of anyone but he thinks Velasquez was the most skilled.
Chael Sonnen explains why Cain Velasquez is "the scariest fighter in MMA history"
Fernando Quiles - January 8, 2023
Chael Sonnen has his pick for the scariest fighter in MMA history, and his name is Cain Velasquez. Velasquez is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. Velasquez was renowned for his wrestling abilities and his conditioning. He’s beaten the likes of Junior dos Santos, Brock Lesnar, and Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
Cain Velasquez reflects on "uncomfortable" wrestling match with Brock Lesnar: "It was very different"
Josh Evanoff - December 28, 2022
Cain Velasquez talks about time spent in jail: "You’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself"
Cole Shelton - December 27, 2022
Cain Velasquez has opened up about his time in jail. Velasquez was arrested in February but was granted bail on November 8, which also let him take part in a Lucha Libra wrestling event. Yet, he did spend 253 days in jail and the former UFC heavyweight champion spoke on the Keepin’ It 100 podcast and talked about his time in jail.
Cain Velasquez returns to pro wrestling and delivers a powerful message to his fans (Video)
Lewis Simpson - December 4, 2022
After his release from jail, Cain Velasquez returned to pro wrestling and sent a powerful message to his fans. Velasquez was uncertain about his future after being put behind bars following his attempted murder charge of Harry Goularte. The former UFC heavyweight champion has been granted bail as he awaits his trial. The MMA-turned-wrestling star expressed his gratitude towards his fans at a Lucha Libre wrestling show who have supported him in his darkest time.
Judge allows Cain Velasquez to participate in upcoming Lucha Libre wrestling event in Arizona, can take GPS tracker off
Cole Shelton - November 22, 2022
Cain Velasquez will be able to wrestle professionally in Arizona next month. Velasquez was officially released from bail on November 8 after spending months in jail following his attempted murder charge among others. His bail was set at $1 million and would have to wear GPS tracking. He must also comply with a protective order 300 yards away from the victims in the case and had trave restrictions.
Cain Velasquez requests permission to compete in Lucha Libre wrestling event while on bail
Cole Shelton - November 21, 2022
Cain Velasquez is looking to compete at a Lucha Libre wrestling match on December 3 in Tempe, Arizona. On November 8, Velasquez was officially released on bail. The judge indicated he understood Velasquez’s danger but views it as an isolated incident. Due to Velasquez’s previous criminal history (none), his status as a father with children, his flight risk status (low), and his previously proposed set of stipulations.
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier gives update on Cain Velasquez after posting bail: "I'm just happy for him to be back"
Josh Evanoff - November 9, 2022
Cain Velasquez gives his first statement upon release from jail on $1 million bail: “Just thank you to everybody who had my support"
Lewis Simpson - November 9, 2022
At last, Cain Velasquez had some good news as he breathed a sigh of relief whilst leaving a holding facility in Santa Clara County. Velasquez underwent eight months in prison pending trial for attempted murder charges.
Read the letter the Judge read to Cain Velasquez when he granted him bail: "I hope you don’t prove me wrong"
Cole Shelton - November 8, 2022
Cain Velasquez was officially granted bail on Wednesday after previously being denied three times. Velasquez has been in jail since February on attempted murder charges among others. Although he had been denied bail three times, Velasquez’s lawyer continued to press on, and on Tuesday, Judge Arthur Bocanegra granted the former heavyweight champ his request. Velasquez’s bail is set at $1 million. He will also have to wear GPS tracking; he must also comply with a protective order 300 yards away from the victims in the case.
Cain Velasquez freed on bail, must wear GPS tracking device
Cole Shelton - November 8, 2022
Cain Velasquez has been granted bail. The former UFC heavyweight champion has been in jail since February 28 and has been denied bail three times since. He is facing 10 charges but has pled not guilty to all of them which include attempted murder; shooting at an occupied motor vehicle or aircraft; three counts of assault with a firearm; three counts of assault with a deadly weapon; willfully discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony. If he is found guilty of attempted murder he faces a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison, with additional time being added for the other charges, if found guilty.
Khabib Nurmagomedov details the recent conversation he had with longtime friend Cain Velasquez: “God chose to test him in this way”
Cole Shelton - August 25, 2022
Khabib Nurmagomedov says he recently talked to Cain Velasquez and opened up on how the call went. Velasquez has been in jail since February 28 and has been denied bail three times since then. The former UFC heavyweight champion is facing a total of 10 charges including attempted murder and if he is found guilty of attempted murder, he faces a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison, with additional time being added for the other charges, if found guilty.
Cain Velasquez pleads not guilty to charges including attempted murder
Cole Shelton - August 5, 2022
Read the letter UFC President Dana White sent to the judge overseeing the Cain Velasquez case
Jeffrey Walter - July 20, 2022
UFC President Dana White sent the judge of the Santa Clara Superior Court a letter supporting former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Velasquez (14-3 MMA) was arrested in California on charges of attempted murder back in February. The 39-year-old was reportedly chasing after and shooting at Harry Goularte, a man accused of molesting Cain’s 4-year-old son. During the chaos Velasquez accidently shot another passenger of Harry’s vehicle in the arm. The former heavyweight champion was later arrested and could now face up to twenty years in prison for his actions.
Cain Velasquez denied bail for the third time
Cole Shelton - July 14, 2022
Cain Velasquez has been denied bail again. Velasquez appeared in the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice in San Jose on Monday for a hearing during which Judge Shelyna Brown denied a motion for bail. Yet, for the third time, his bail was denied, MMAJunkie first learned through court documents.
Luke Rockhold pushes for Cain Velasquez to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame: "Everyone can get behind him"
Josh Evanoff - June 9, 2022
Luke Rockhold believes that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez needs to be in the Hall of Fame. Earlier this year, the 39-year-old was arrested on attempted murder charges. Reports stated that Velasquez chased a man in a vehicle, firing multiple times. One man was struck by gunfire but had non-life threatening injuries.
Accused molester in Cain Velasquez case pleads not guilty to charges
Harry Kettle - June 7, 2022
The man accused of molestation in the Cain Velasquez case, Harry Goularte, has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him. Goularte, 43, currently faces a felony charge of lewd acts with a minor child – with the reported victim later being identified as Velasquez’s four-year-old son. Goularte was arrested earlier this year and released on $50,000 bail, and just one day later, Velasquez fired a gun at Goularte and accidentally struck his stepfather Paul Bender.
Chuck Liddell sends message of support to Cain Velasquez during attempted murder trial: "We love you"
Josh Evanoff - May 30, 2022
Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses the imprisonment of former teammate Cain Velasquez: "Anybody in the world who respects himself, who loves his family is going to do same thing."
Susan Cox - May 23, 2022
Khabib Nurmagomedov has weighed in on the imprisonment of Cain Velasquez. The former lightweight kingpin does not believe Velasquez is a danger to society and does believe he should have been granted bail. Cain has been in prison for months now, the courts not granting him bail following his arrest for allegedly shooting Paul Bender in March of this year. Velasquez was involved in a high speed chase and was targeting Harry Goularte, a suspected child pedophile, when he accidentally shot Paul Bender who was also in the vehicle.
Junior Dos Santos opens up on the 'absurd mistakes' he made in UFC fights with Cain Velasquez
Susan Cox - May 20, 2022
Junior Dos Santos has opened up about the ‘absurd mistakes’ he made in his UFC fights with Cain Velasquez. Dos Santos (21-9 MMA) and Velasquez (14-3 MMA) fought a total of three times in the Octagon. The two heavyweights met at UFC Fox 1 in 2011, UFC 155 in 2012, and at UFC 166 in October 2013. While Dos Santos won their first battle, he succumbed to defeat against Cain the next two times out.