- Daniel Cormier candidly opened up about his thoughts on Cain Velasquez’s situation
- “DC” vowed to be always there to support his longtime pal
After being charged for allegedly shooting Harry Goulate, the man who is accused of molesting his four-year-old relative, Cain Velasquez could now be looking at possible jail time. Among the 10 charges, he is currently facing is attempted murder, and could end up spending three months behind bars. However, he will have his bail hearing on May 16 and plea hearing on June 16.
Whatever the outcome of Velasquez’s case would be, his friend and AKA teammate, Daniel Cormier knows that his fellow former UFC heavyweight champion is facing a very difficult situation.
DC feels for Cain
In his UFC 274 press conference, “DC” confessed to reporters that seeing a good pal like Velasquez go through with that kind of saga is tearing him apart.
“It kills me,” Cormier said. “It absolutely kills me as a father to see what he is going through. Yeah, it kills me. But I get to talk to him, which makes me one of the lucky ones. I’ve gotten to visit him. And I get calls from him. I’m one of the lucky ones, who still gets to have him in my life.”
A friend in need is a friend indeed
Despite being devastated, Cormier went on to reassure Velasquez and his supporters that he will be there for his friend, who has played a huge role in his success in the sport.
“Cain Velasquez, who is now faced with the worst possible situation, he carried me to heights I never thought,” the 43-year-old admitted. “In all my biggest moments, he was right next to me. Now as he is on this journey and this fight that he’s in, I try to support him as best I can. Every time you see him go to court or something, I will be there because he was always there for me.”
Cormier will be inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame next month. However, it is quite a bit of a bittersweet moment as Velasquez is likely to miss it.