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Dana White, English UFC Champ Leon Edwards, Pros Pray for Queen Elizabeth II to Find ‘Rest’ as British Royal Family Conveys Grief-Stricken News

Published 09/08/2022, 2:41 PM EDT

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London Bridge is down. Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Her health was deteriorating, and Buckingham Palace had said that doctors were concerned for her. UFC President, Dana White, along with British UFC champ, Leon Edwards, reacted to her majesty’s demise.


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Their statement was, “The Queen’s doctors are concerned for Her Majesty’s health and have recommended she remain under medical supervision. The Queen remains comfortable and at Balmoral.”

The Instagram page of the Royal family proclaimed her passing away. The caption said, “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”

Dana White, along with other UFC fighters, pays their tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

While the incident is mammoth in nature, the MMA world is constantly sending their condolences.

The UFC president, Dana White, uploaded a picture of her majesty and wrote, “RIP Queen Elizabeth.”


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UFC welterweight champion, Leon Edwards, who is from Britain, re-shared the same post uploaded by the Royal family.

Meanwhile, former UFC women’s featherweight title contender, Megan Anderson said, “Wow.. what an incredible life she’s lived. May she finally rest in peace now 🥺🙏🏻.

MVP wrote on his Instagram, “I have a feeling the Queen has passed, and if I’m right R.I.P.”


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While UFC lightweight, Terrance McKinney, said, “Prayers to the UK 🙏🏾 hope the Queen finds her rest.”

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Former UFC middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, once spoke about how the Royal house and the Queen play a huge role in depicting the culture and history of the country. He said, “The monarchy is a little outdated and all the rest of it, but it does show the history of the culture. And that I love. They bring in so much money in tourism attractions and the whole pomp and circumstance are pretty f***ing cool.”

The loss is devastating to the entire nation, and the whole world is mourning for them. The longest reigning monarch in the history of the UK ultimately, her reign comes to an end. May her soul find eternal peace.



Afshan Khan

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Afshan Khan is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his graduation in Mass Communication, Afshan pursued his passion for Sports, especially MMA, and transcended it into his profession. He has been following the sport for the past 6 years, and with his nuanced knowledge and his content; he wants to attract more fans to the sport.

Edited By: Vibhanshu Kumar