Ronda Rousey comes out in support of Cain Velasquez


Ronda Rousey took to Twitter to show her support towards Velasquez

The former two-time UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was charged with attempted murder and multiple gun assault charges on Wednesday. He was shown support by several athletes, including current WWE superstar, Ronda Rousey.

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Cain Velasquez (F4w)

Ronda Rousey backed Cain Velasquez who allegedly tried to shoot a suspected child abuser. Ronda is one among many MMA fighters who have shown support for Cain.

Police say that Cain chased after Harry Goularte and shot several times at a truck carrying him, his stepfather, and his mother. The stepfather who was driving suffered a gunshot wound in the process.

Goularte was charged with molesting an underage “close relative” of Velasquez at an at-home daycare run by his mother.

Ronda took to Twitter to show her support. She wrote: “I would have done the same thing if not worse #freeCainVelasquez”.

Supporters of Cain have been using the “#FreeCainVelasquez” hashtag, and many came up to the court with “Free Cain” t-shirts this week.

Others who have come out in support of Cain Velasquez

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo, Israel Adesanya, and many more have come out publicly to support the 39-year-old Velasquez.

Velasquez’s last MMA match was in February 2019 when he defeated Francis Ngannou. He won the UFC Heavyweight Championship from Brock Lesnar in 2010.

Ronda Rousey’s husband Travis Browne lost to Velasquez at UFC 200 in 2016.

Cain competed in WWE in 2019 when he faced Brock Lesnar at WWE Crown Jewel 2019. Lesnar would go on to win the match. Cain was later released from the company in April 2020, owing to budget cuts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Velasquez will face a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison, if convicted of attempted murder. The former UFC Heavyweight champion is being held at the Santa Clara County Jail without bail. Cain Velasquez will remain in custody until at least Monday.

Ronda Rousey will face Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 38. She will be challenging Charlotte for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Ronda won the women’s Royal Rumble earlier this year. Ronda will become a two-time champion at WWE if she manages to beat Charlotte. Sonya Deville will face Ronda Rousey this week on SmackDown.

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