The world was rocked by the news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death.
The Queen passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 96, ending a 70-year reign that began all the way back in 1952 — one of the longest reigns for a monarch.
Queen Elizabeth II was not only a cultural icon in the United Kingdom — having led the country from an empire to commonwealth — but also worldwide.
Naturally, a number of MMA fighter and boxers from the United Kingdom all paid tribute and expressed their sadness at the monarch’s death.
Others from outside the United Kingdom, such as UFC president Dana White, also expressed their condolences.
You can see some of the tweets below:
RIP Queen Elizabeth pic.twitter.com/LhHwzsyI7i
— danawhite (@danawhite) September 8, 2022
Thoughts & prayers with my Queen tonight,
may God be with you. 🙏 🏴 🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/JpVxQDRCW2
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) September 8, 2022
Dignity defined. An inspirational leader for many generations. Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 8, 2022
Rest In Peace 🤍 https://t.co/Nu5i6f0h8Y
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) September 8, 2022
— Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan) September 8, 2022
Long live #PrincessDiana ❤️🙏🏾
— JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) 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
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