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Looks pretty calm in his mugshot. Some unconfirmed rumours about this being related to his child being abused by someone. Pinch of salt but bloody horrible if that’s the case. 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Kingpin said:

Looks pretty calm in his mugshot. Some unconfirmed rumours about this being related to his child being abused by someone. Pinch of salt but bloody horrible if that’s the case. 

 

 

 

 

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South Bay mixed-martial arts star Cain Velasquez was arrested Monday on suspicion of attempted murder after he allegedly shot at a man who was recently charged with molesting a close relative of Velasquez, according to multiple sources and court records.

Cain Velasquez, a former mixed-martial arts star athlete based out of San Jose, was arrested Feb. 28, 2022 on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting that injured a man in South San Jose. (San Jose Police Dept.)

 

Velasquez’s shots wounded the defendant’s stepfather in the encounter off Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue on the southern edges of San Jose, multiple law-enforcement sources confirmed. That evening, Velasquez, 39, a former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight champion based out of San Jose, was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail and its being held without bail.

 

Velasquez declined a request Tuesday from this news organization for a jail interview. His arraignment is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday.

Court records and sources with close knowledge of the case have described a sequence that began last week after Velasquez’s relative reported being molested by a man at a home daycare in San Martin.

 

This news organization is withholding the child’s name and exact relationship to Velasquez because the child is a minor and reported sexual abuse victim.

The accused man, 43-year-old Harry Eugene Goularte, lives at the home that hosts a daycare business run by his mother, according to a criminal complaint that charged Goularte with one felony count of a lewd and lascivious act with a child under the age of 14. Goularte was arraigned Friday, and a judge granted him supervised release, over objections from the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.

 

Three days later, at about 3:15 p.m. Monday, Velasquez allegedly opened fire at a car carrying Goularte, his stepfather and at least one other person near a cloverleaf interchange where Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue overlap, according to police and sources familiar with the investigation.

The stepfather was hit at least once and is expected to survive. Police have not disclosed any information about the shooting beyond basic location details and their formal suspicion of Velasquez as the shooter.

 

“The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time,” police said in a tweet.

Attempts to reach Goularte’s family and attorney were not immediately successful Tuesday afternoon.

The news of the shooting left fighters at American Kickboxing Academy, the South San Jose gym where Velasquez trained and coached, shocked and in disbelief. His picture hangs prominently inside the gym, alongside other top-ticket UFC fighters.

 

“I just couldn’t believe it – I still can’t believe it. Still can’t believe anything,” said Giovanni Amador Rosales, who added that he has known Velasquez for several years and saw him at the training facility as recently as last week.

 

Velasquez, who retired from MMA in 2019, is a former two-time UFC heavyweight champion, having earned title belts in 2010 and 2012 and becoming the first fighter of Mexican descent to achieve that accolade. He was born in Salinas and was raised in Yuma, Arizona. He won a junior college national wrestling title and was a two-time All-American at Arizona State University before he pivoted to mixed-martial arts.

 

Velasquez carried a career record of 14-3, though injuries slowed the latter portion of his career, and he lost his last bout in 2019. Recently he had ventured into professional wrestling.

 

He initially gained prominence as he trained at AKA, and was among several high-profile fighters — including former UFC champion, current commentator and Gilroy High School wrestling coach Daniel Cormier — who gave the gym an international profile over the past decade.

 

When reached by phone on Tuesday morning, Cormier declined to comment on Velasquez’s arrest, saying, “I’m not going to talk about that.”

While some fighters at AKA also declined to talk to a reporter Tuesday, others voiced surprise at the arrest, calling Velasquez a “sweet” coach who was generous with advice and serene in his approach to helping fighters improve their form. Amador Rosales was among them.

 

“He’s taught me so much about wrestling that I’ve never known before,” Amador Rosales said outside the gym. “He’s taught me discipline in it as well. He’s taught me the most amazing little tweaks that have just improved my wrestling game so much.”

 

Amador Rosales said he was an amateur fighter when he first met Velasquez about five years ago, and that he saw him last week when Velasquez visited the gym with his young son.

 

“We’re all fighters, and I know that what you see on television is us beating people up,” Amador Rosales said. “But we’re humble … and Cain Velasquez has always been a humble guy, in defeat and victory. I’ve never seen him once in my entire life here ever throw a fit ever once – not once a tantrum, nothing. He’s not an angry guy at all

 

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Good ole Brendan Schaub keeping his haters in business by suing a small-time YouTuber and having the kids channel taken down cos he dared to take the picss out of big brown. 

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4 hours ago, McFly said:

Good ole Brendan Schaub keeping his haters in business by suing a small-time YouTuber and having the kids channel taken down cos he dared to take the picss out of big brown. 

 

You got any links ? I can't see anything.

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272’s main event as about as anticlimactic as its possible for a fight to be. Masvidal was overpowered but even when he landed he didn’t really look interested. Covington calling out Gaethje? At least he might meet someone who can cope with the wrestling better. Think Gaethje would light him up in a standup contest too.

 

On a positive note hopefully that’s Greg Hardy’s last PPV appearance. He got mauled by Spivak, and at 7-5 should be no more than a carnival sideshow for the prelims at best.

 

EDIT: Covington called out Poirier, not Gaethje. Hmmm, massive shrug for that one.

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11 minutes ago, glb said:

 

On a positive note hopefully that’s Greg Hardy’s last PPV appearance. He got mauled by Spivak, and at 7-5 should be no more than a carnival sideshow for the prelims at best.

 

Dana loves the guy for some reason. So I wouldn't be so sure.

 

Just checked the results of this event tbh. Couldn't careless who won half the fights. Too many dickheads.

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Moicano’s last round was the only one I actually sat up and leaned forward during. When he tagged RDA with a minute to go thought we might get a Holloway Lamas style exchange.

 

Holland Oliveira was entertaining enough but over too quick in the second to be much more than that.

 

One of the worst main cards for stylistic match-ups in a while.

 

1 hour ago, Orion said:

 

Dana loves the guy for some reason. So I wouldn't be so sure.


Oh it’s only a hope. Happy enough to see him get run over like he did last night.

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Worst PPV for a long time. Looked worryingly thin on paper and most fights barely raised a shrug - I don't think anyone was surprised to see Jorge get outclassed. 

 

Nate Diaz and Leon Edwards now that Jorge is on the way down:

 

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Wouldn't be surprised if we saw him against McGregor soon.

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Jorge v Connor for BMF belt seems plausible. I love grappling but I find the styles used by Colby and Bryce Mitchell this week kinda tedious. But it also comes down to their oppos not trying to attack or stand up hoping for ref intervention. 

 

 

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Was never that impressed with Allen, was always good but workmanlike, that was impressive though.

 

Aspinall too, what a job.

 

As an aside was good to see the crowd was really full from the start.

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Highly recommend last nights show if you missed it. Will go down as one of the years best. Watch the prelims as well! Dana handed out 9 extra bonus's it was that mad.

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2 hours ago, Azrael said:

First time I've ever watched UFC properly (as in not just YouTube clips) and I feel I was incredibly spoilt with the show I got as an introduction. 

 

That's awesome. The next big show is UFC273 on April 9th. It looks a great show on paper and would be a very good introduction to the UFC numbered/PPV events.

 

The three fights at the top of that card all have the potential to be absolute crackers.  

 

Alexander Volkanovski vs Korean Zombie - Featherweight Title

Aljamain Sterling vs Petr Yan - Bantamweight Title

Gilbert Burns vs Khamzat Chimaev

 

 

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1 minute ago, Azrael said:

Korean Zombie you say, sold! 


Check out his highlight reel. The man is a warrior.

 

Hyped to see if Khamzat is in fact the real deal. Burns is his biggest test but he’s sailed through every one he’s faced so far.

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Madness. That was very 'Dublin 14', although if that night was just 'Conor and Friends' this was a showcase of some genuine up and coming talent across the board.

 

God I can't stand Pimblett though. Spent fight week pretending he was a nice guy, even does the Hillsborough shout-out etc, conveniently forgetting that tone-deaf tweet he sent about Georgia and Russia which clearly still infuriates the Georgian guys. Charity begins at home I guess. Prick. 

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