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Video: Cain Velasquez returns to ring following release from jail: ‘Never stop fighting’

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TEMPE, Arizona. At least for one night, Cain Velasquez returned home, doing what he loved.

In his first public appearance since being released on bail in the attempted murder case, Velasquez wrestled in a three-on-three professional wrestling match with Lucha Libre AAA, held Saturday at Mallett Arena near Velasquez’s alma mater at Arizona State University.

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Velasquez, the former UFC Heavyweight Champion, was met with huge applause and applause as he addressed the crowd to start the evening.

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“Being here in front of you guys right now is a dream come true,” Velasquez said. “I really appreciate all the things you guys have always done supporting me, my family.”

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Velasquez was released from prison in November after posting a $1 million bail, giving the 40-year-old former champion freedom for the first time since his February arrest. He is accused of participating in an 11-mile high-speed chase with Harry Goulart, the man who is accused of molesting his close relative, a four-year-old child who has since been identified as Velasquez’s son. During the chase, Velázquez allegedly fired a .40 caliber handgun at the car carrying Goulart, Goulart’s mother, and Goulart’s stepfather Paul Bender, the latter of whom was allegedly hit twice by gunshots, resulting in non-life-threatening injuries.

Santa Clara police accuse Gularte Jr. of “inappropriately” touching a four-year-old child “repeatedly” after the first call on Feb. 23.

But on Saturday, Velasquez returned to the ring for the same promotion he made his professional wrestling debut in 2019. the delight of the Tempe crowd. The finishing sequence of the match can be seen below.

Afterwards, Velázquez took off his mask and once again addressed the crowd, once again thanking them for their support and leaving them a final message.

“Never stop believing,” he said. “Never stop fighting.”



Source: www.mmafighting.com

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