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Former UFC Champion Cain Velasquez freed on bail after eight months in jail

Former WWE Superstar Cain Velasquez recently spent eight months in prison.
Former WWE Superstar Cain Velasquez has been embroiled in a lot of controversy

UFC legend and former WWE Superstar Cain Velasquez has been granted bail after spending eight months behind bars.

Velasquez was arrested in February this year after he allegedly shot at Harry Goularte. Goularte, who worked at Patty's Childcare, where Valesquez's son used to go, is accused of inappropriately touching the child. The former WWE star allegedly attacked Goularte with a firearm but mistakenly shot his stepfather. He has been denied bail multiple times.

Judge Arthur Bocanegra granted Velasquez $1 million bail on Tuesday and cited his non-existent criminal history as the reason.

While addressing Cain Velasquez in the courtroom today, Judge Bocanegra said that he was confident the former UFC star will no longer be a threat to the Goularte family.

β€œMr. Velasquez, I would not release you if I was not convinced that upon a release at this time, eight months later, that you would be a danger to Harry Goularte primarily, Patricia Goularte or Paul Bender,” Bocanegra said. β€œIf you are as devoted a husband and father, I’m confident and have to believe you will not jeopardize anything that would take you away from your son, your daughter, your family. I hope you don’t prove me wrong.” [H/T MMA Junkie]
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Reaction to Cain Velasquez being released on bail

Fans and friends of the UFC legend reacted to the news and were overwhelmingly supportive of the judge's decision. Former WWE Superstar X-Pac took to Twitter to send out a GIF of Daniel Bryan doing the "yes!" chant.

MMA fighter Derek Brunson reacted to the news and said, "Welcome home CAIN."

Cain Velasquez has been granted bail #freecainvelasquez πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―. Welcome home CAIN

MMA writer Damon Martin added that Velasquez will have to wear a GPS tracker and stay 300 yards away from Goularte.

Cain Velasquez has been granted bail at $1 million pending trial. He will have to wear GPS tracking, he must also comply with a protective order 300 yards away from the victims in the case

One Twitter user wasn't in favor of the decision and claimed that the UFC legend was reckless with his actions.

Cain Velasquez went on a high speed chase and fired a gun at another car through his own windshield while near a K-8th grade School. And y’all are really defending him? Seriously? So putting innocent children’s lives in danger is justifiable in this situation?

Cain Velasquez had a brief stint in WWE before his release in April 2020. He aligned with Rey Mysterio to attack Brock Lesnar on SmackDown. The former UFC star battled Lesnar at Crown Jewel, where The Beast Incarnate emerged victorious. He was ultimately released due to budget cuts stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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