Cain Velasquez granted permission to do pro wrestling event while out on bail
Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was in court on Monday and requested permission to travel to Arizona to participate in a pro wrestling event. On Tuesday, he was granted his request by a judge.
Santa Clara County judge Arthur Bocanegra ruled on Tuesday that Velasquez will be allowed to travel to Tempe, Ariz. by plane to participate in a pro wrestling event promoted by Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide.
Velasquez is out of jail on a $1 million bond and part of his release was house confinement including GPS monitoring. His house confinement was temporarily waived.
Velasquez will travel to Arizona on Dec. 1 and return on Dec. 4. Due to his GSP monitoring device having to be removed during the time, Velasquez will have to hire a police officer at his own expense.
Velasquez faces seven charges, including attempted murder, after he allegedly chased a vehicle containing Harry Goularte and fired shots into the vehicle. Goularte stands accused of molestation of Velasquez’s then 4-year-old son.
Velasquez competed in Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide several times following his MMA career. He is due back in court on Dec. 28 for a pre-trial hearing on the multiple charges.