Cain Velasquez is currently sitting in prison facing charges of attempted murder following high speed chase and shooting at a car and wounding one passenger – in attempt to hurt an indicted child abuser.
While many people in the MMA community believe that Cain Velasquez should be free, The UFC heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes has a different opinion. ‘Razor’ said that Velasquez shouldn’t be freed right away.
Curtis Blaydes made it clear that he is not against freeing Velasquez. The 31-year-old said that he very much understands how Velasquez feels as he is a father as well. He wasn’t condemning what Velasquez did, but rather explaining the reality of the situation.
During a talk with Lowkick MMA, he explained that people can’t just release someone so easily like that. There are many processes that have to be done.
“I get it. I have a daughter, I get it. I would spaz but I wish he hadn’t done it because I know everyone is like ‘Free Cain’, he shouldn’t go to jail and I believe that morally he was in the right but we have laws in America. He has to get some type of time. You can’t just be like, ‘OK, you’re free.’ I wouldn’t be angry if they did that, I just don’t think that’s going to happen.” Blaydes said.
Blaydes was also regretful about the fact that Velasquez’s family and friends have failed to stop him from acting as a vigilante.
“I wish he had better people around him, who would be like, ‘Yo, I get it but you can’t’. He needs someone to hold him down. I know he’s a big guy. I know he’s an ex-UFC heavyweight champion, but someone has to get into a fist fight with him in order to stop him from doing this. If that’s your homie, you’ve got to do it.” Blaydes added.
The supporters of Velasquez were in clear disagreement with judges’ recent rulings to keep the former two-time champion in jail with no bail. Velasquez’ attorney Marc Geragos told the supporters after the hearing:
“This is why people are disgusted – and rightfully so – with the criminal justice system,” Geragos said. “We plan on vindicating Cain. We plan on getting Cain back to his family.”
Geragos added, “In 40 years of doing this, I can’t believe that this is what the criminal justice system thinks is the right outcome.”