Cain Velasquez Reflects On Jail Experience: ‘They Had Me In Protective Custody’

Cain Velasquez Has Discussed His Time In Jail While Out On Bail.

Cain Velasquez
Cain Velasquez (Left and Right)(Images via Instagram @OfficialCainVelasquez and @MMAJunkie)

Cain Velasquez has opened up about his time in jail. 

On November 8, the former UFC champion was released from jail on a $1 million bail agreement. Velasquez was locked up for 253 days on various charges, including attempted murder. The 40-year-old made an appearance on the Keepin’ It 100 podcast, where he reflected on his time behind bars. MMA Junkie transcribed the quote that said:

“My mind ran both sides of it – the bad side and the good side. We always have to have faith. It doesn’t matter what position we’re in, where we’re at. We’ve always got to look for the best-case scenario for us and just know that our lives are something much bigger and it’s all going to work out for the best, always…”

Velasquez also revealed that he was in protective custody. He had this to say:

“They had me in protective custody. It was very low-key. Only a few people that I was able to kind of hang out with. I guess the good thing about it is you’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself, and the bad thing about it was you’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself.”

The former UFC heavyweight is accused of firing a gun at the man who allegedly molested his son. The incident took place in a high-speed highway chase, with Velasquez supposedly hitting his target’s stepfather. The 40-year-old finally caught a break when the judge was changed, leading to his bail being granted. 

Cain Velasquez thanks everyone who supported him while incarcerated

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White were two of many people that wrote a letter to the judge about Cain Velasquez’s imprisonment. The MMA community followed with endless support for the former heavyweight champion. During the same podcast, Velasquez discussed the support he received by saying:

“I did (hear about the support), and I have, and I just want to thank everyone. I truly appreciate everyone’s support in all of it. It means so much to me. It gave me a lot of strength when I was in there. I feel it and I just want thank everybody forever for that.”

Velasquez retired from MMA after losing by a first-round knockout against Francis Ngannou in February 2019. Since then, the 40-year-old has stayed active as a pro wrestler, including recent appearances with Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide. There is no official trial date at this time.


Published on December 27, 2022 at 10:42 pm
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