- Floyd Mayweather will no longer be fighting this weekend in Dubai following the death of the president of the UAE
- The event featured Anderson Silva on the card as well
Five years on from his victory, Floyd Mayweather was looking to return to action for the third time after defeating Conor McGregor in 2017. In what was supposed to be the first of six events, Mayweather’s showing under the Global Titans Fight Series has been canceled for now.
Floyd Mayweather Dubai exhibition canceled
A day ago, the Arabian Peninsula was shocked by the passing of United Arab Emirates president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Stars from all across the board paid respect to the king’s passing including Conor McGregor and ‘Money’ himself.
Floyd Mayweather was going to face off against former sparring partner Don Moore on Saturday at the Burj Al Arab hotel helipad. Anderson Silva was on the card as well for Global Titans. ‘The Spider’ was slated to face Bruno Machado in the co-main event of the night. However, the whole event has been called off following the death of the country’s president.
Mayweather offered his condolences in a post made on his Instagram.
“Sending my condolences to the entire UAE 🇦🇪
RIP Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed“
Global Titans will reschedule the event
According to WAM, the official UAE news agency, government officials have suspended “work in ministries, departments, federal and local institutions, and the private sector” for the next three days due to the Sheikh Khalifa’s passing.
In a statement released by Global Titans following the king’s death, the promotion announced its plans to put together the event at a later date.