The entire world is mourning following the shocking news of NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Bryant was not only one of the most talented and popular basketball players of all time, but a sporting icon who transcended the sport in more ways than one.

“The Black Mamba” also had a connection with the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). His BodyArmor sports drink is partnered with the UFC while former two-weight champion Daniel Cormier also has a spot on Bryant’s ESPN “DETAILED” series.

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Bryant has also previously shown support for a fighters’ union in MMA.

Here is how the MMA world reacted to the tragic news of his passing:

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May Bryant rest in peace.

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