“Free Cain Velasquez” Ronda Rousey speaks out in support of former UFC champion

WWE and UFC star Ronda Rousey defends her colleague Cain Velasquez following his arrest overshooting in Bay Area.

Ronda Rousey Cain Velasquez
Ronda Rousey defends Cain Velasquez

UFC and WWE superstar Ronda Rousey has tweeted out her support for her fellow UFC alumni and WWE star Cain Velasquez. The former champion sympathizes with Velasquez and believes she would’ve done the same in his position.

Recently former UFC champion and WWE star Cain Velasquez was arrested over a shooting in the Bay Area, San Jose. The fighter was seen shooting at a car and injured one of the persons in the vehicle. It was later found out that the motive behind his shooting was because one of the men in the car behaved in a lewd manner with a child that was relative to Cain.

Many combat sports athletes that know Cain spoke out in support of him and his arrest. Recently Ronda Rousey, tweeted out using the hashtag, #FreeCainVelasquez. She also wrote, “I would have done the same thing if not worse”. However, fans were disappointed with Ronda, who supported Cain’s rogue decision to take the law into his own hand.

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Fighters react to Cain Velasquez’s arrest

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Cain Velasquez

Many fighters spoke out in support of the former heavyweight champion. Derek Brunson, a current middleweight contender has been very vocal about his support and recently revealed that he has sent $10k to Velasquez’s family. “As a father I feel you Cain . The MMA community got your back! 10k in 2 1/2 days sent to his wife !”

Khabib Nuragomedov, a UFC legend was very close to Cain and trained with the heavyweight fighter at the AKA gym in San Jose. He also posted in support of the fighter and wrote, “You are the man Cain. We love you and we always stay with you.”

Several other fighters like Justin Gaethje, Jamahal Hill, Ben Askren, Brendan Schaub, Marvin Vettori, also spoke out in support of the fighter.

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