UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell stepped out in support of former champion Cain Velasquez who is facing serious legal issues.
Velasquez awaits trial after an incident in which he chased the car containing a man accused of molesting an underaged relative and shooting at it.
He accidentally shot the man’s stepfather instead.
In March, Velasquez was refused bail. He is still being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Velasquez is being represented by Mark Geragos, a well-known lawyer who had earlier expressed optimism that Velasquez would be freed on bond.
Velasquez garnered widespread support from the MMA world, with a number of well-known fighters writing letters of support to the judge.
Several UFC figures, notably Liddell and former UFC double champion Daniel Cormier, have come out in favor of Velasquez. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya expressed sympathy for Velaquez and said he would have responded similarly.
During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Liddell discussed Velasquez’s legal problem and the recent decision by a court to refuse him bail.
“It’s so funny how easy it is to get out – they’re letting all these crazy people out,” Liddell added.
“But you have a problem with letting him (Cain Velasquez out? I don’t know. I get it. In that situation, I get it. Stay strong. We’re here for you (Cain Velasquez). We love you.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov also defended Velasquez recently saying:
“Come on, nobody is going to think of law or something when you have something about your family. You have to protect your family. If animals protect their family, of course, humans are going to protect their family.”
“They talk about law court about jail, but I don’t understand these things. This is not fair. He sit in jail and other guy is outside. What about other guy? Put this guy in jail too. He’s more dangerous for people than Cain Velasquez.”
Velasquez is due back in court on June 10th. Meanwhile. Goularte is free. He will be in court a few days earlier on June 6th in a child molestation case.