Khabib expresses his support for Cain Velasquez, a close friend, and fellow American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) icon.
Cain Velasquez is having one of the worst years of his life, with a family member reportedly being the victim of abuse. Velasquez has repeatedly been denied bail while the accuser awaits trial on the outside.
Velasquez is accused of pursuing justice on behalf of a family member. This led to a car pursuit that ended with Velasquez reportedly shooting at the suspected molester, Harry Goularte, and hitting his stepfather, Paul Bender.
Bender has now spoken out about how terribly disturbed he was by the incident.
The judge in the case condemned Velasquez with a lack of regard for human life.
Velasquez’s close friend, Khabib Nurmagomedov, expressed his support. Khabib has already sent a letter to the court in favor of Velasquez.
In an interview, he went into detail regarding the situation.
“Anybody in the world who respects himself, who loves his family is going to do same thing, exactly,” Nurmagomedov told.
“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 was refused bail for the second time last week and remains in custody. Meanwhile, Goularte is free. He is awaiting his trial, with a plea hearing set for June 6.
Khabib is perplexed as to why Velasquez, who has no criminal record, is still imprisoned while the accused abuser is free to roam the streets.
“Never in his life, and he’s 40 years old, never in his life he had problem in social, outside with people, in gym,” Nurmagomedov addeid.
“He’s the most respectful guy I’ve ever seen in my life. I trained with him for more than 10 years. I know his family. Everybody loves Cain. This is his kids. I don’t understand.”
“Ok put him in jail, but what about other guy? He’s more dangerous than Cain. Cain is dangerous for only one guy, but this guy is dangerous for everybody. I don’t understand this.”