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Cain Velasquez facing attempted murder charge

Cain Velasquez in the cage

UFC star Cain Velasquez was arrested on Monday night after he allegedly shot another man, and he is facing a very serious charge.

Velasquez has been charged with attempted murder, according to TMZ.

San Jose, Calif. police shared on Monday that a shooting took place in Morgan Hill at the intersection of Monterey Hwy. and Bailey Ave. The Santa Clara County Department of Corrections database showed that Velasquez was booked, though police have not shared many details from the incident.

The man who was shot was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Velasquez remained in jail as of Tuesday morning.

Velasquez, 39, began his professional MMA career in 2006. He last fought in 2019, when he suffered a knee injury in a defeat. He was a two-time UFC heavyweight champion.

Photo: Feb 17, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Cain Velasquez (blue gloves) before his fight against Francis Ngannou (not pictured) before their bout during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Ngannou won via first round TKO. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

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