The MMA world has been waiting impatiently for news on Velasquez’s imprisonment. The former UFC champion filed a 246-page motion to reverse Judge Shelyna Brown’s decision to deny bail. The request was turned down with no justification.
Since March, Velasquez has been detained on suspicion of pursuing and attempting to end the life of accused child abuser Harry Goularte on a highway. Goularte is accused of abusing the 4-year-old son of the former UFC champion.
Despite the fact that most people understand why Velasquez did what he did, Velasquez might spend the rest of his life in prison after being charged with several counts.
The pre-trial hearing for Velasquez will take place in San Jose, California, on November 7. A hearing for the legal complaint he and his family have filed against Goularte is set for March 2023.
For Velasquez’s fans and close friends, seeing him portrayed as a violent criminal has been devastating. Recently, AKA coach Javier Mendez brought up Velasquez’s combat sports prowess, reminding everyone of the former UFC champion’s life prior to the incident.
At UFC 280, Abubakar Nurmagomedov emerged victorious. At the press conference, Nurmagomedov said the following:
“[Velasquez] moved all the time – outside, jab, boxing… Because my opponent was from my country, he understood my language. He doesn’t speak language. So we had some [code] words. ‘Cain Velasquez’ meant ‘move like Cain Velasquez’ or something like that.”
Even though it was just a passing mention, it was comforting to learn good things about Velasquez. Recently, Velasquez’s life has not been easy, and being refused bail is another step on the wrong path.
The former UFC champion must continue to battle, and pray that justice is served.