How Was Cain Velasquez’s Time In Jail? MMA Legend Tells All
He had spent over 200 days in jail.
Retired MMA fighter Cain Velasquez recently opened up on his time in jail in a podcast. The American was granted bail on November 8 after getting arrested in February. The bail allowed him to compete in the Lucha Libra wrestling event.
However, he spent 253 days in jail, and the former champion reflected on that unforgettable time on the “Keepin’ It 100” podcast.
“My mind ran both sides of it – the bad side and the good side,” Velasquez said (via MMAJunkie).
“We always have to have faith. It doesn’t matter what position we’re in, where we’re at. We’ve always got to look for the best-case scenario for us and just know that our lives are something much bigger and it’s all going to work out for the best, always.
“They had me in protective custody. It was very low-key. (There was) only a few people that I was able to kind of hang out with. I guess the good thing about it is you’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself, and the bad thing about it is you’ve got a lot of alone time with yourself.
“I did (hear about the support), and I have, and I just want to thank everyone,” Velasquez continued. “I truly appreciate everyone’s support in all of it. It means so much to me. It gave me a lot of strength when I was in there. I feel it and I just want thank everybody forever for that.”
Velasquez is currently waiting for his trial date, but he’s not behind bars and can spend time with his family.
The 40-year-old ended his MMA career in 2019 after a knockout loss to Francis Ngannou.