Cain Velasquez UFC Legend Arrested … Booked On Attempted Murder Charge

3/1/2022 5:50 AM PT

UFC legend Cain Velasquez spent Monday night in jail … TMZ Sports has confirmed the 39-year-old has been arrested and booked on an attempted murder charge.

Details surrounding the specifics of his arrest are unclear — though the former fighter was reportedly involved in a shooting in San Jose at around 3 PM near a local high school.

According to NBC Bay Area, one person was shot during the incident while another was arrested. Cops did not confirm anything when we reached out to them late Monday night.

Jail records show Velasquez is still in custody as of Tuesday morning … and has a court date set for Wednesday at noon.

Velasquez — who was born and raised in Northern California — is one of the best heavyweight MMA fighters in the history of the sport. During his reign, Cain beat everyone from Brock Lesnar to Junior dos Santos.

After parting ways following his last loss to Francis Ngannou, Cain spent several months with WWE (he’s a huge wrestling fan).

Cain trains at the famed American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) gym with Daniel Cormier and Khabib Nurmagomedov, among other MMA stars.

Before getting into mixed martial arts, Velasquez was a star collegiate wrestler at Arizona State University. He was a 2x All-American.

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