Cain Velasquez: ‘Just Feel Blessed’ Following Release

Cain Velasquez

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was officially released from jail this week.

And he offered up his first words since being locked up eight months ago.

“Just feel blessed,” Velasquez told KRON-4. “Ready to go home, be with the loved ones, family, friends and make something positive of this whole situation.”

Velasquez faces a pending trial on attempted murder charges. After finding the person who is accused of molesting members of his family, Velasquez went on the rampage.

He chased two men across San Jose before opening fire on the vehicle, injuring one. Velasquez was released on $1 million bond after a judge ruled he could return to his family.

Velasquez and his team of lawyers had requested bail numerous times since the incident.

He added a “thank you to everybody who had my support.”

“I love you all,” Velasquez said. “JUst always continue to be a better person, always do good things and just make something positive of this terrible situation.

“My family and I, we’re going to do that.”