The former UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov recently showed some support to his friend and former teammate, Cain Velasquez, who is entailed in a legal dispute. Velasquez is behind bars as his attempted murder trial draws near. He recently plead not guilty to attempted murder and other charges stemming from a February confrontation with an alleged molester of his son.
Velasquez faces a 20-year prison sentence if found guilty of attempted murder. He is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 26 for a pre-trial hearing in Santa Clara, CA. Meanwhile, Goularte is scheduled to return to court on Sept. 20 for his child molestation case.
Khabib sends a message to Cain Velasquez
During a recent interview with Red Corner MMA, Nurmagomedov revealed the context surrounding the last time he spoke with Velasquez:
“Yes, just before the flight I had a phone call with him for 5-7 minutes. If I’m not mistaken, they only get one phone call from jail per day. I know that he talks to his kids, to his family. I got 5-7 minutes or so to have a word with Cain. I was surprised that he manages to hold himself in high spirits,” Nurmagomedov said of Velasquez.
“We talked, we even laughed a bit, we discussed some details of his case. Although I’m not going to reveal those…it is what it is. God chose to test him in this way – in this particular place at that particular moment. And he has to go through this.”