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UFC: Cain Velasquez released after eight months in jail

A Santa Clara County, California judge granted bail to former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, the fighter who spent eight months in jail.

Terms of Velasquez’s release include a $1 million bail, GPS monitoring and compliance to an extended set of terms – no weapons, TBI/CTE outpatient treatment, counseling, search and seizure conditions, and a protective order to stay a minimum of 300 yards from alleged victims Harry Goularte, Patricia Goularte, and Paul Bender.

Judge asked Cain to be on his best behavior

Judge Arthur Bocanegra spoke at the hearing and addressed Cain Velasquez, to whom he made several recommendations following his time in jail.

“Mr. Velasquez, I would not release you if I was not convinced that upon a release at this time, eight months later, that you would be a danger to Harry Goularte primarily, Patricia Goularte or Paul Bender,” Bocanegra said. “If you are as devoted a husband and father, I’m confident and have to believe you will not jeopardize anything that would take you away from your son, your daughter, your family. I hope you don’t prove me wrong.”

To which Cain replied:

“I won’t, your honor.”

Why was Cain Velasquez in jail?

The former Mexican UFC fighter was charged last April 1 with 10 counts, including one count of attempted first-degree predetermined murder, after attacking a subject at the fence at the intersection of Monterey Highway and Bailey Avenue in Santa Clara County, Calif.

Reports indicated that Velasquez crashed his pickup truck into the vehicle of Harry Goularte, 43, who was subsequently struck by a bullet. Goularte is suspected of being involved in a lewd act against an underage girl close to the family of the former heavyweight champion.

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