Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has the public support of at least two dozen fighters after his arrest on suspicion of attempted murder and other charges.
Fighters sided with Velasquez as he was accused of shooting and chasing down a man who was suspected of molestation of his family members. Velasquez is set to be arraigned on Wednesday and faces years in prison if convicted.
But to many of Velasquez’s colleagues, he is a hero and deserves no punishment. Here’s what fighters had to say about Cain Velasquez’s case.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) March 2, 2022
Free Cain I feel the same!
— Jamahal Hill (@JamahalH) March 2, 2022
Maybe he lost faith in law enforcement. Vigilante justice may be the best way forward. I wonder why he might have lost faith in law enforcement… https://t.co/9rbQELLQFM
— Cody Gibson (@TheRenegade559) March 2, 2022
I don’t wish to live where someone has sexually assaulted my child. #FreeCain
— Funky (@Benaskren) March 2, 2022
I would like to hope if some scumbag molested an innocent 4yr old child the legal system would take into account the rage a father would have. California has a lot of violent criminals. Cain is far from that. #FreeCain
— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) March 2, 2022
Im not condoning this type of behavior but i understand https://t.co/tjhxE4386s
— NOT Olivier Aubin-Mercier (@oliaubin) March 2, 2022
FREE Cain Velasquez
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) March 2, 2022
Read this. CTE is the only topic I want to hear about. He protected his family. The police released the scumbag. I’ve always been taught to protect my family and that’s at any cost! FREE CAIN https://t.co/HRhr3ZtXBk
— Kyle Crutchmer (@KyleCrutchmer) March 2, 2022
I stand by Cain and his family in these hard times. He is one of the most selfless, genuine people I’ve ever had the pleasure to know on a personal level. I almost can’t put into words how of amazing of a guy he is. He lives a good life. He will reveal the truth.
— Deron Winn (@DeronWinn) March 1, 2022
If this is true @cainmma is a fucking hero bottom fucking line. This is what I admire the most. 911 isn’t the answer for this. I’ll be the first one donating to a gofund me for his defense. Pedophiles need to die.. they can only be fixed with fire…. https://t.co/6FWnwA2QD0
— Sean Strickland (@SStricklandMMA) March 2, 2022
Cain lights the fire for rapists? Good choice champ https://t.co/0ZHxHrhwXM
— C H T O V E R A (@chitoveraUFC) March 2, 2022
Cain apparently shot a guy that molested his daughter? So why did he get arrested? It should be death for anyone that does that
— Jared Gordon (@JFlashGordonMMA) March 1, 2022
If it’s true Cain Velasquez tried to kill that boy cause his daughter was molested then damn, that boy got what he deserved
— Terrance McKinney (@twrecks155) March 1, 2022
I remember some people saying shit about Cain having CTE yesterday before the shit with Someone in his family being molested came out maybe y’all should have waited for more facts to come out before claiming the man had CTE #feeecain
— Sean BRADY (@seanbradymma) March 2, 2022
Cain Velasquez is in trouble for shooting someone who molested his child. That is something I support! But I wonder if he should have shot him or beat him close to death. What would be worse in the eyes of the law ?
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) March 2, 2022
I feel terrible for Cain’s family. It’s the most horrible way to get revenge. Hoping they go easy on him.
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) March 2, 2022