As a former law enforcement officer, UFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus has a unique perspective on the attempted murder charge that former champion Cain Velasquez is facing.
Defending Velasquez will be complicated, Daukaus told The AllStar, citing the emotional motivations for the offense, while recognizing the legal barriers. Daukaus recently left the Philadelphia police department to focus on MMA full-time and is also a father of young children.
Wrestling with the complexity of the matter, Daukaus said, “I get it as a father of a son and soon-to-be daughter, I completely get it, but if I’m speaking from the police officer’s side obviously you can’t do that and he’s going to be charged.”
Velasquez was arrested last month after he allegedly tried to shoot and kill a man who has been accused of molesting his young relative. Velasquez was denied bail, while the accused molester was granted supervised release after his release.
Daukaus decried that decision: “It shows you a little bit about our criminal justice system, especially in California.”
UFC chief Dana White and more than 30 MMA luminaries have come out officially in support of Velasquez, according to ESPN. Daniel Cormier, a former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion, was among those that wrote letters commending Velasquez.
“Now I’ve never met Cain personally,” Daukaus said. “Just from everything I’ve seen…Cain seems to be an awesome dude and the people who are surrounded by Cain, like DC, I don’t think DC would surround himself with “pieces of shit”…I kind of got the idea that Cain is a really standup guy.”
Chris Daukaus is a 32 year old male fighter from United States with 12 pro wins and 4 losses. Daukaus is scheduled to fight Curtis Blaydes at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus on Saturday March 26, 2022.
Chris Daukaus’s recent form coming into this matchup
Chris Daukaus has gone 4-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Loss vs Derrick Lewis • KO/TKO R1 3:36 • 2021-12-18
- Win vs Shamil Abdurakhimov • KO/TKO R2 1:23 • 2021-09-25
- Win vs Aleksei Oleinik • KO/TKO R1 1:55 • 2021-02-20
- Win vs Rodrigo Nascimento • KO/TKO R1 0:45 • 2020-10-10
- Win vs Parker Porter • KO/TKO R1 4:28 • 2020-08-15
Chris Daukaus’s next opponent: Curtis “Razor” Blaydes
Curtis “Razor” Blaydes’s recent form coming into this matchup
Curtis “Razor” Blaydes is a 31 year old male fighter from United States with 15 pro wins and 3 losses. Blaydes is scheduled to fight Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Daukaus on Saturday March 26, 2022.
Curtis Blaydes has gone 4-1 in the last 5 professional MMA fights.
- Win vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik • Decision R3 5:00 • 2021-09-25
- Loss vs Derrick Lewis • KO/TKO R2 1:26 • 2021-02-20
- Win vs Alexander Volkov • Decision R5 5:00 • 2020-06-20
- Win vs Junior dos Santos • KO/TKO R2 1:06 • 2020-01-25
- Win vs Shamil Abdurakhimov • KO/TKO R2 2:22 • 2019-09-07
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