“Love That Moment Between Steph and Q” – UFC Pros Including Khabib Nurmagomedov & Nate Diaz React to Stephen Curry & Golden State Warriors Winning NBA Finals

Published 06/17/2022, 4:47 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 17: Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after teammate Islam Makhachev’s victory against Thiago Moises in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

The Golden State Warriors and their star player Stephen Curry secured their fourth NBA title in eight years. The Warriors defeated the Boston Celtics in game 6 of the NBA Finals 2022. Fans around the world loved the performance put up by ‘The Dubs’. While basketball fans reacted to this win, the UFC community also showed their appreciation toward the Warriors too.

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UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling had a message about the finals getting done without requiring a deciding contest.

UFC light heavyweight Jamal Hill congratulated the Warriors.

Journalist E. Spencer Kyte commented, “Love that moment between Steph and Q”

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson predicted the Warriors would beat the Boston Celtics in game 6.

Nate Diaz congratulated the Golden State Warriors in his own way. The UFC superstar, who was wearing a jersey of Stephen Curry, tagged ‘The Dubs’ on his Instagram story.

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Similarly, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov congratulated the Warriors on their win. The soon-to-be UFC hall of fame inductee shared an image of the champions on his Instagram story. ‘The Eagle’ wrote, “Bay Area

While the MMA community reacted to this win by the Golden State Warriors, fans also saw MMA fighters try their hand at the sport.

The friendly connection between UFC and NBA

Mixed martial arts fighters, apart from fighting, enjoy a lot of other hobbies. While some invest their time in playing video games, others enjoy outdoor sports. Fans once saw Irish superstar Conor McGregor try his hand at the sport of basketball.

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Before his fight at UFC 205, ‘The Notorious’ trained at the New York Knicks‘ basketball court. Later on, McGregor also displayed his basketball skills as he made a basket. ‘The Notorious’ also exclaimed, “I can do both.

The former UFC champion, who drew inspiration from NBA legend LeBron James, said that the way ‘The King’ managed his body over the years inspired him. The Lakers star’s longevity inspired ”The Notorious’ to change his training regime.

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Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, and Tyron Woodley once met the NBA team Houston Rockets. ‘DC’ was ecstatic to be with the team and said, “This is my favorite team. Hell Yeah! This team is the best. This is my spot!”

It is good to see athletes of two different sports react to each other. With celebrity fighting increasing day by day, we might soon also see an NBA player try his hand at MMA. Comment and let us know which NBA athlete you would like to see compete in MMA.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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