Queen Elizabeth II has died, and the combat sports world is mourning her passing.
Thursday afternoon, The Queen passed away at 96 years of age at her Scottish estate, Balmoral. Elizabeth II ascended to the throne in 1952 and reigned for the next 70 years, making her one of the longest-reigning monarchs in history. That reign spanned generations and oversaw multiple major world events, including The Cold War and the United Kingdom’s transition from empire to commonwealth.
The queen was a major cultural icon and widely beloved by British citizens, and so her passing is a substantial moment not just in British but world history. As such, the combat sports world reacted to the monarch’s passing on Thursday, with British fighters lamenting their loss and non-British figures sending messages of sympathy.
Thoughts & prayers with my Queen tonight,— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) September 8, 2022
may God be with you. pic.twitter.com/JpVxQDRCW2
Dignity defined. An inspirational leader for many generations. Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 8, 2022
Prayers to the UK hope the Queen finds her rest— Terrance ‘T Wrecks’ McKinney (@twrecks155) September 8, 2022
Glad I got to put on a show for your Platinum jubilee year Queen. Rest In Peace to the Queen of England. https://t.co/IwFXCrVw4E— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) September 8, 2022
Wow.. what an incredible life she's lived.— Megan Anderson (@MeganAnderson) September 8, 2022
May she finally rest in peace now https://t.co/1xduGw4uAf
My condolences to the people of the UK…rest in peace, Queen Elizabeth.❤️— Mikaela Mayer (@MikaelaMayer1) September 8, 2022
Rest well my Queen.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 8, 2022
Is it too soon to say “ How are they going to fit King Charles ears on the stamps”.— William Regal (@RealKingRegal) September 8, 2022
Rest in peace Your Majesty..thank you for everything ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Qza6ocGuwE— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) September 8, 2022
Both me & my parents generation knew not a life or country without a Queen. RIP Elizabeth.— Marc Goddard (@marcgoddard_uk) September 8, 2022