Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez charged with attempted murder after shooting incident

Velasquez is accused of shooting another man, who was being treated for non-life threatening injuries in San Jose

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is facing an attempted murder charge.

The other man involved was sent to the hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

"The motive and circumstances surrounding this incident are still under investigation at this time," the statement read.

The American fighter of Mexican descent subsequently transitioned to pro-wrestling, making his debut for Mexico-based organization Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide.

Lesnar successfully defended his WWE Championship against Velasquez in a short, one-sided match.

Velasquez was also an NCAA Division I heavyweight wrestler in college, placing fourth at the 2006 NCAA Championship and fifth in 2005.