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Cain Velasquez asks court for permission to participate in pro wrestling event while out on bail

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Cain Velasquez has been allowed to return home for the first time in eight months after being released on bail by a judge in his ongoing attempted murder trial, but is now asking the court for additional permission to compete in an upcoming professional wrestling tournament.

The former UFC heavyweight champion, who was first arrested in February and then released from custody on November 9 after posting a $1 million bail, filed a formal request with the court on Monday, which is required as a condition of his release.

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Velázquez faces several charges, including attempted murder in an alleged car chase that culminated in multiple shots fired at the car with a .40 caliber weapon. Harry Goulart, the man accused of molesting Velasquez’s son, was in the car, but his stepfather Paul Bender was shot in the arm and sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the attack.

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Velasquez is asking permission to compete at the upcoming AAA Lucha Libra tournament scheduled for Dec. 3 at the Mullett Arena in Tempe, Arizona. Velasquez introduced himself in college as a two-time All-American.

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Velasquez made several appearances for the AAA promotion after moving to professional wrestling after the end of his wrestling career.

As part of his release on bail, Velázquez was limited to home confinement, except for essential medical examinations and other travel specifically authorized by the courts. Any additional travel requires court permission.

Velasquez petitioned the court to allow him to compete in professional wrestling competitions, with additional conditions offered, including GPS tracking and a possible fee paid to police to escort him to the event.

Judge Daniel T. Nishigaya, who oversaw the case on Monday, ultimately forwarded the request to another judge more familiar with the matter, and a decision will likely be made Tuesday on whether Velasquez will be granted clearance.

As for his actual court case, Velasquez is due back on Dec. 28 for his next pre-trial hearing.



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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