Friday evening, tragic news surfaced that Boxing icon Muhammad Ali had passed away after being placed on life support earlier in the day.
Understandably the MMA community immediately began posting their reactions to the death of Ali, who is widely regarded as one of the biggest combat sports icons.
Below are some reactions from the MMA community regarding the situation.
Rest in peace to my biggest inspiration pic.twitter.com/gqIuuxSpC1
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 4, 2016
Rip to the champ https://t.co/fbZwHf2oRN
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) June 4, 2016
— Gina Carano (@ginacarano) June 4, 2016
# 1 athlete I looked up to was Muhammad Ali…
This is crazy that he's gone! Doesn't seem real at all.
— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) June 4, 2016
— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) June 4, 2016
Heroes get remembered but Legends never die.. R.I.P……. King pic.twitter.com/4Gn6dslRb4
— Andre Berto (@AndreBerto) June 4, 2016
🏆RIP one of the Greatest combat athletes to walk the planet! @ Manhattan Beach, LA https://t.co/xn4HQ7gt4H
— Urijah Faber (@UrijahFaber) June 4, 2016
I'm fighting tears as I make this video. Ali gave me hope to believe in myself when no one else… https://t.co/COyAasj5JO
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 4, 2016
— Ross Pearson (@RossTheRealDeal) June 4, 2016
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) June 4, 2016
— Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) June 4, 2016
Rip to the greatest of all time. A man who transcended his sport and become a American icon.… https://t.co/xEmzfZLVik
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 4, 2016
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) June 4, 2016
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