Cain Velasquez’s Plea Hearing Moved To May 6, Remains In Jail

The former UFC Champion will remain behind bars until his next court date.

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The plea hearing for Cain Velasquez’s case has been postponed. 

The former UFC Heavyweight king did not register a plea, following multiple charges, including attempted murder, from a shooting incident on February 28th. Cain Velasquez has since broken silence upon his situation.

Mark Geragos Talks To The Media

On Tuesday, Velasquez’s lawyer Mark Geragos asked for the plea hearing to be moved back to a later date. His wish was granted by Judge Franco at the Santa Clara County Hall of Justice. Velasquez is now scheduled to appear in court on May 6 at 9 a.m. PST.

“As we indicated to the judge today, we’re going to file another motion asking that he be released,” Geragos told reporters. “We will do that between now and May 6.”


Velasquez’s hearing on Tuesday didn’t last long. In the short seven minutes of his court appearance, Velasquez made a heart with his hands, signaling his family. Outside of his family, the UFC star’s good friends, Daniel Cormier and Javier Mendez, Josh Thomson and Deron Winn would also be in attendance. 

Dozens of people including ‘Grandma Khabib’ Nelly Gonzalez would support Velasquez in San Jose. 

“[Harry Goularte Jr.] is the guy who should be in prison,” Gonzalez said. 

Goularte, who was referenced, was the man Velasquez was targeting on February 28th. He was accused of molesting a young relative of Velasquez. Cain would end up chasing him down only to shoot his step-father, Paul Bender.

Stay tuned to Middle Easy for more updates on Cain Velasquez’s ongoing case. 

Published on April 13, 2022 at 9:17 am
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