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:

Hoje estamos de LUTO #muhammad

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#RIP To the Greatest

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Rip #respect #MohammedAli

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Rip to the champ #goat

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#RumbleYoungManRumble 🙏🏾

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🏆RIP one of the Greatest combat athletes to walk the planet!

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🙏🙏🙏

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