“Musa” – Team Khabib Confirms Manel Kape’s Conversion to Islam Days After Gervonta Davis’ Change in Religion

Published 01/30/2024, 11:31 PM EST

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Breaking news!! Another fighter in the world of fighting has undergone the process of conversion. Following the footsteps of Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Gervonta “Abdul Wahid” Davis, flyweight UFC fighter, Manel Kape has confirmed to have embraced Islam.

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Kape has generated huge headlines in the world of MMA specifically due to his interactions with Israel Adesanya at the UFC 293 press conference. The Anglo-Portuguese fighter’s decision to change his religion may come as a shock to the general populace. However, why did he change his religion? Let us find out.

Manel Kape is now Musa Masha’Allah’

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Khabib Numragomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz broke the news about Kape’s conversion to Islam. The manager took to his Instagram handle to add a photo of him along with Manel Kape with a caption that said “I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messanger of God” 

Abdelaziz quoted Manel Kape’s name as Musa Masha’Allah. Abdelaziz’s Instagram story was later reshared by Manel Kape and this confirmed that Kape has embraced the path of Islam. The No. 6 in the UFC flyweight division was a devout Christian before finally converting to Islam.

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The specific reason for his conversion is rather unclear as of now but it can be deduced that he might have been influenced by the way Team Khabib operates as he shares a rather close relationship with them and chooses to follow the path of Islam. It must be noted that the common factor between Team Khabib and him is that they both have Ali Abdelaziz as their manager.

 

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Kape, or Musa Masha’Allah, is the second high-profile fighter to have embraced Islam within the past few months. The first was the boxing heavyweight Gervonta Davis.

Gervonta Davis or rather Abdul Wahid

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Badou Jack, the WBC cruiserweight champion hailing from Sweden, took to Twitter early today to extend a warm welcome to Gervonta Davis, the lightweight champion and boxing sensation, who recently embraced Islam. Jack’s heartfelt message read, “Brother Gervontaa, welcome to Islam. Alhamdulillah.” Accompanying the tweet was a brief 30-second video capturing Davis and a few of his companions reciting after the elder.

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Several YouTube channels, including FightHype.com, recently posted a brief clip titled “Gervonta Davis BECOMES A MUSLIM; CONVERTS to Islam after taking SHAHADAH.” Akhi TV also expressed their support for the young boxer’s decision, warmly welcoming him to the brotherhood with a message pinned on their channel: “Alhmdallah, Gervonta is now a MUSLIM Mashallah. Welcome Tank to the brotherhood.”

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Davis or rather Abdul Wahid and Manel Kape’s conversion might have been shocking for the world but not for them. Nonetheless, what’s your opinion on Kape’s sudden transformation? Tell us about it in the comments below.

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Suryakant Das

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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