It has been reported by TMZ that NBA legend Kobe Bryant has died.
As per Jonathan Adams from Heavy, “Kobe Bryant has died at the age of 41 in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, TMZ reports. Nine people were killed in the crash the morning of Sunday, January 26, per the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The cause of the crash is under investigation.”
UFC Fighters and Personalities Express Their Sorrow and Condolences After Kobe Bryant’s Tragic Accident
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones says, “Just can’t stop thinking about his wife, Lord give her the strength. R.I.P [Kobe Bryant,] thank you for your example of excellence.”
UFC president Dana White tweets a picture of the two, gives his condolences and says, “Horrible!!!! RIP my man.”
Former UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier expresses his sorrow.
Top-ranked UFC welterweight and “BMF” Jorge Masvidal tweets, “A million apologies and condolences we just lost a super athlete #ripKobe“
UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya tweets, “Just sad man… Woke up to the news and it’s sad az.”
UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic tweets, “Shocked. Rest in paradise [Kobe Bryant]. Thank you for all you have done for athletes and everyone in the world’s communities. You are a legend. Sending love from the Miocic family on this unthinkable day. God bless.”
Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva says, “Hard to believe my friend.”
Former UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman tweets, “This is so heartbreaking! RIP.”
Former UFC Lightweight Champion and top-ranked featherweight Frankie Edgar tweets, “No way. So sad.”
UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik tweets, “Oh gosh.”
UFC welterweight Mike Perry tweets: “Bruh wtf.”
UFC featherweight Cub Swanson expresses his sorrow.
The Cause of the Helicopter Crash Is Still Under Investigation
The investigation in the helicopter crash is still ongoing. It has been reported by TMZ that Bryant’s daughter Gianna Maria-Onore was also on board and passed away in the accident.
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