UFC stars react to the death of Muhammad Ali
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali passed away on Friday, and his death sent shockwaves throughout the world, particularly in combat sports where he was revered and regarded as "the greatest of all time."
While Ali was a boxer, his influence both in and out of the ring served as inspiration to some of the best and brightest from the world of mixed martial arts.
Following news of Ali’s passing, here are some of the reactions from UFC fighters and executives:
Rest in peace to my biggest inspiration pic.twitter.com/gqIuuxSpC1
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) June 4, 2016
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— Jose Aldo Junior (@josealdojunior) June 4, 2016
— Dana White (@danawhite) June 4, 2016
RIP Muhammad Ali. You were an inspiration.
— Paige VanZant (@PaigeVanzantUFC) June 4, 2016
I'm fighting tears as I make this video. Ali gave me hope to believe in myself when no one else did. He taught us how to be confident, charismatic, and compassionate. He was the Greatest because of how he fought, the adversity he overcame, his believe in self, and what he stood for. You were, you are and forever will be THE GREATEST. Love you and will miss you!
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— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) June 4, 2016
I don't often post with heavy emotions but seriously @muhammadali being on his death bed bothers me and even though I've never met the man I think most of us feel like we know him like a close friend. He has done so many great things in his life and affected so many lives we can't begin to scratch the surface of how influential he truly was. Looking through image search on Google to find a pic to post of Ali reminded me yet again why he has had such a profound affect on fighters of our generation and surely for generations to come. It's just one amazing quote after another. Their will never be another like him. #muhammadali #thegreatest
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— John Dodson III (@JohnDodsonMMA) June 4, 2016
— Julianna Peña (@VenezuelanVixen) June 4, 2016
Rip Ali one of the greats you will be remembered.
— Erik Jon Koch (@NEWBREED04) June 4, 2016
Sad news. Rest easy champ pic.twitter.com/67tOiJADLi
— Michael McDonald (@MaydayMcDonald) June 4, 2016
THE MAN!!! 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾 RIP Ali 🙏🏾 https://t.co/GUkYgWHuO2
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) June 4, 2016
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RIP Muhammad Ali! 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Z5L7AVAqPc
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) June 4, 2016
— Jocelyn J Lybarger (@mmajocelyn) June 4, 2016
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— Myles Jury (@FuryJury) June 4, 2016
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