Former UFC and WWE star Cain Velasquez has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and a number other gun related charges.
On February 28th Cain Velasquez was arrested in relation to a shooting near Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Morgan Hill.
It was later reported that Velasquez allegedly shot at a man who had recently been charged with molesting a close relative. In the incident, the man’s step-father was shot and taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
As reported by MMAJunkie, Velasquez entered his plea at the Santa Clara, California County Hall of Justice in San Jose. It has also been confirmed that the star will make two more court appearances in the coming weeks.
The first hearing will take place on August 29th, where the former UFC star’s lawyers will further discuss the case. This will be followed by a pre-trial hearing on September 26th.
Cain Velasquez became UFC Heavyweight Champion when he defeated current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in the octagon in 2010. Velasquez made his wrestling debut in 2019 for AAA and within two months was a part of WWE and once again squared off with The Beast Incarnate at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
Velasquez wrestled one more match for the company on a live event in Mexico City where he teamed with Humberto Carrillo to defeat The OC in tag team action. He was released from the company as part of budget cuts in April 2020.