‘About damn time’: Fighters react to Cain Velasquez being granted bail in attempted murder case


Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier was among fighters to celebrate Cain Velasquez’s upcoming release from jail after a judge granted him bail in his attempted murder case.

Cormier, one of Velasquez’s closest teammates at American Kickboxing Academy, joined others from the team and other UFC veterans in reacting to ex-heavyweight champ’s fortune.

Velasquez, 40, had spent eight months in jail after his arrest and was denied bail on three separate occasions. Mark Geragos his high profile attorney was unable convince the court that the ex-UFC champ wasn’t a threat to the public. He was accused of engaging in an intense chase through busy city streets, and severally shooting into a vehicle carrying the man accused of molestation.

But on Tuesday, after one day of testimony from officers who took Velasquez into custody and the denial of a motion to drop Velasquez’s attempted murder charges, judge Arthur Bocanegra granted Velasquez $1 million bail.

Here’s how fighters reacted to Velasquez’s legal news.

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2022/11/8/23448246/fighters-react-to-cain-velasquez-being-granted-bail-in-attempted-murder-case?rand=96749