Cain Velasquez Releases Statement Ahead Of Hearing, Thanks Fans For Support

    ByRoss Markey

    Apr 12, 2022
    Cain Velasquez

    Former UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez has released a statement for the first time since his February arrest ahead of his next hearing in court – thanking fans for their continued support for him and his family, as well as urging “true victims” to come forward.

    Cain Velasquez, 39, a former undisputed UFC heavyweight champion, is awaiting his next hearing following his March arrest – after he is alleged to have shot at a man while in the process of targeting 43-year-old Harry Goularte, who was accused of molesting a family member of Velasquez. 

    The Salinas native was subsequently charged with attempted murder as well as several other counts, and if convicted, could possibly face a period of up to 20 years behind bars. Cain Velasquez was denied bail by serving Judge Shelyna Brown, ahead of an upcoming hearing – whom labelled the former UFC’s champion’s actions as “reckless”.

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    Releasing a statement for the first time since his arrest, Velasquez, a longtime trainee at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California, claimed that “justice will be served” as well as thanking those who continually support him and his family.

    Cain Velasquez has urged the “true victims” of the case to come forward

    “To everyone that has expressed your support, my family, and I will never be able to thank you enough,” Cain Velasquez posted on his official Twitter account. “From the bottom of our hearts and the depths of our souls, we are grateful for your love. Your selfless gestures and kind words have given me strength in my darkest times.”

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    “This story is complex and slowly unravelling as we speak,” Cain Velasquez’s statement continued. “To the true victims of this case, may God give you the strength to come forward. Though it is most difficult to relive the pain that has happened to you, in speaking the truth, justice will be served and your own true healing can start. I will never stop helping or loving my community and all of you. Thank you for loving me.”

    Last featuring in the UFC back in February 2019, Velasquez suffered an opening round knockout loss to current heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou in the main event of UFC Fight Night Phoenix.