Cain Velasquez Denied Bail Again, Lawyer Discuss Possibility of CTE From Combat Sports Career

After attending another court hearing on Monday, May 16, Cain Velasquez was once again denied bail.

In March, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was arrested for attempted murder. Just days later, he was denied bail for the first time after Santa Clara County Court Judge Shelyna Brown deemed him a potential threat to his environment and community.

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After today’s hearing, Velasquez was once again denied bail. According to Nolan King of MMA JunkieVelasquez’s attorneys noted that the former WWE Superstar was willing to post $1 million bail, participate in electronic surveillance and/or have a supervisor with him at all times.

Velasquez’s attorneys also allege the attack could have been fueled by traumatic brain injury and/or CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy).

During the hearing, Paul Bender, who was one of the victims of the alleged shooting, claimed that he suffered nerve damage from the shooting which left him unable to work. Bender also made it very clear that he would fear for his life and the lives of his family if Velasquez were to be released.

After the hearing, Judge Brown denied Velasquez’s bail request. Cain is now expected to remain in jail until at least June 10. He currently faces ten charges, some of which include attempted first-degree murder and multiple counts of assault with a deadly weapon. You can view the full list of charges by clicking here.

To see a previous statement from Velasquez on this, click here.