RONDA ROUSEY has publicly offered her support to her former UFC and WWE star Cain Velasquez after he was charged with attempted murder.
The former UFC heavyweight champion was reportedly arrested this week after allegedly being involved in a shooting in San Jose.
Cops said a man was shot and taken to hospital Monday with non-life-threatening injuries.
Velasquez was arrested and sent to the Santa Clara County Jail, police records show ESPN He then reported that he was formally charged on Wednesday with attempted first degree murder and multiple gunshots.
The 39-year-old is accused of targeting Harry Eugene Goularte, who is accused of molesting a young relative of Velasquez’s.
He now faces 10 charges that could mean more than 20 years in prison if convicted, according to the court document.
Velasquez followed Goularte’s truck in his own vehicle during an “11-mile high-speed chase” through San Jose before ramming him and then firing a .40-caliber pistol multiple times, according to prosecutors.
The truck was carrying Goularte and two elderly relatives, and his 63-year-old stepfather, Paul Bender, was hit once in the arm and torso.
However, the documents state that he is expected to survive.
After this information was released, UFC legend and current WWE star Rousey took to Twitter to express their support.
‘Rowdy’ wrote: “I would have done the same if not worse #freeCainVelasquez.”
Velasquez is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and appeared in WWE between 2019 and 2020.
He retired from mixed martial arts in 2019 and joined Mexico’s lucha libre promotion AAA before signing with WWE.
He was released from sports entertainment funding in April 2020 during the Covid pandemic.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4819891/wwe-ronda-rousey-cain-velasquez-attempted-murder/ WWE star Ronda Rousey sends a message of support to Cain Velasquez after the ex-UFC champ was charged with attempted murder