Cain Velasquez reportedly has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after an alleged shooting incident that occurred Monday afternoon in San Jose, Calif., according to TMZ on Tuesday.
According to internet records, Velasquez is being held at Santa Clara County Jail without bail. NBC Bay Area first reported Velasquez’s alleged involvement.
San Jose Police confirmed a shooting took place on Monday but did not identify the suspect taken into custody or the victim, who was transported to a local hospital following the incident.
“Units are currently at the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Monterey Hwy and Bailey Ave,” San Jose Police said on the department’s official Twitter account.
” One adult male was shot and taken to the local hospital. He sustained non-life-threatening injuries. One suspect in custody. Unknown motive or circumstances.”
Units are currently at the scene of a shooting near the intersection of Monterey Hwy and Bailey Ave.
One adult male shot at least once transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
One suspect in custody. There is no known motive. pic.twitter.com/fIdzsa7Iaq
— San Jose Police Media Relations (@SJPD_PIO) March 1, 2022
Velasquez, 39, is widely recognized as one of the top heavyweight fighters in UFC history following multiple title reigns in the promotion.
Unfortunately for Velasquez, much of his career was marred by injuries. He last competed in February 2019, when he suffered a first-round knockout loss to future UFC champion Francis Ngannou. Nine months after that defeat, Velasquez announced his retirement from mixed martial arts while also planning a full-time move into professional wrestling.
After a brief stint in the WWE, Velasquez has been working with AAA, a Mexico-based professional wrestling promotion.