White says that the bantamweight title fight between Garbrandt and Dillashaw has been officially called off, due to a Garbrandt back injury. Dillashaw will be rebooked to a flyweight title fight against 10-time defending champion Demetrious Johnson in August. However, Johnson, has said that he’s not interested in such a fight. A newly announced interim middleweight title fight featuring Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will serve as the UFC 213 co-main event. The card will be headlined by female bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, who is defending her title against Valentina Shevchenko. White:
After [Cody’s] last round of treatment in Germany, they told him he’d need four weeks to rest. That would have put him two weeks out from the fight. With Cody out, we’re going to make T.J. versus Mighty Mouse [Johnson]. That’s the plan.
An hour or two before UFC Summer Kickoff, reports emerge that Garbrandt had pulled out of the conference in order to travel to Germany to deal with a serious back issue, leaving Dillashaw, his opponent in the upcoming UFC 213 bout to claim that Garbrandt was pulling out of the fight. Garbrandt:
I tore my back over two months ago and did stem cells that didn’t heal my back as I was told, now off to Germany for another procedure! Flying to Germany tomorrow for my second back procedure in less than 3 months, rest easy @TJDillashaw your time will come.
Nonetheless, Dillashaw says to fans on Twitter that he belives the fight has been cancelled.
After Numagomedev’s doctor’s recommendation that the fighter not compete in UFC 209, the fight with Ferguson is cancelled. UFC statement:
UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was transported to Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center Thursday evening due to weight management medical issues. He was treated and has been discharged, UFC officials confirmed. The scheduled interim lightweight championship bout between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 has been cancelled on the doctor’s recommendation. UFC 209 emanates from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Saturday night live on Pay-Per-View at 10pm/7pm ETPT. Tyron Woodley takes on Stephen Thompson with his welterweight championship on the line in a rematch from their 2016 Fight of the Year contender at UFC 205.
McGregor cancels his planned appearance at The Red Cow Moran Hotel on Feb 17. The hotel says McGregor will be in Las Vegas instead. All ticket holders will be refunded.
The Red Cow Moran Hotel in association with Industry Entertainment regret to announce that the evening event with Conor McGregor scheduled for Friday 17th February has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond their control. An unavoidable schedule change will see Conor McGregor in Las Vegas at the time of the event. [We] would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope that a new date for this special evening will be set in the not too distant future.
The Sun reports that McGregor kept autograph hunters waiting outside his hotel for 63 hours. After his Q&A session, McGregor returned to the hotel at 4am, telling fans that he would sign for them when he left the hotel. However, he does not leave the hotel until Tuesday evening. McGregor posts to Instagram referencing the report.
The Secret Service tells Trump they have security concerns with him attending UFC 205. His son, Donald Trump Jr. attends in his place. White:
Having met President Barack Obama on Thursday, and amidst protests at his election, Trump may swerve the engagement. He’s been a friend of mine for 15, 16 years. I’m happy for him.
After Hollande cancels a meeting with Putin, the Russian president cancels his visit to Paris, where he was to inaugurate a new Russian Orthodox cathedral and visit a Russian art exhibition on Oct. 19. Hollande:
I made it known to Mr Putin that if he came to Paris, I would not accompany him to any ceremonies, but that I was ready to continue the dialogue on Syria. He decided to postpone the visit…With Russia, France has a major disagreement on Syria and the Russian veto of the French resolution at the U.N. Security Council has prevented the cessation of bombings and enablement of a truce. I’m ready to meet President Putin if we can advance peace, end the bombings and announce a truce.
UFC President White says that McGregor has been pulled from UFC 200 because he had refused to fly to Las Vegas to help promote the event. He says UFC is working on scheduling another fight for Diaz, and will add another bout to UFC 200.
What’s happened is we pulled Conor McGregor from UFC 200 and we’re working on other fights right now. Conor did not want to come to Las Vegas and film the commercial or be a part of any of the marketing we have. He’s in Iceland training and that’s not possible… Is Conor McGregor retiring? Only he can answer that question…Obviously we still have, as far as I’m concerned, a good relationship with Conor. I respect Conor as a fighter and I like him as a person, but you can’t decide to not show up to these things. You have to do it.
McGregor reportedly cancels an appearance on xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, alongside Vin Diesel.
Trump cancels a rally that was to be held in the Chicago Arena, amid fights between supporters and demonstrators, protests in the streets and concerns that the environment at the event was no longer safe. Hundreds of demonstrators get into at least five sections in the arena the arena, breaking out into protest before Trump shows up. were filled with protesters. Campaign statement:
Mr. Trump just arrived in Chicago and after meeting with law enforcement has determined that for the safety of all of the tens of thousands of people that have gathered in and around the arena, tonight’s rally will be postponed to another date. Thank you very much for your attendance and please go in peace.
The audience shout “We want Trump!”
Trump says the protests aren’t directed at him or his campaign, but rather was a manifestation of the public’s deep frustration with economic conditions in the country.
Our businesses are being taken away from us, our businesses are being moved out of the country. This is a demonstration against economic conditions on both sides.
Trump cancels a New Hampshire town hall due to a snowstorm.
Lambert cancels her July 9 concert in Calgary, Canada, due to her vocal chords being strained from inflammation.
I can’t believe this is happening. I am sure most of you heard the news about the show in Calgary having to be rescheduled due to my vocal issues. Thanks for all your posts and well wishes, I promise I will do everything to get better quickly!
In a phone interview Stephanopoulos calls the donations a mistake and reiterates his earlier apology.
I gave the donations for the right reasons, for the best of intentions, to support causes I believe in. In retrospect, I realize that even though that falls within our guidelines, I should have gone above and beyond that, just to avoid anything that would even raise any possible appearance of a conflict. That’s why it was a mistake, and that’s why I’m sorry — to our viewers and to my colleagues.
He also says he will not host the February 2016 Republican primary debate
I don’t want to be a distraction, so I’m not going to moderate that debate…I am going to continue to cover the 2016 campaign. I think I’ll be able to prove every single day that I do it with intelligence and fairness, just as I’ve done for the last 17-plus years.
Smith cancels his Australian tour due to severe health issues.
Police stop West’s Armenia concert when he jumps into a lake followed by hundreds of fans. Kardashian:
Thousands of people were there! Kanye jumped in swan lake to be closer to the crowd on the other side & so many people jumped in too! It was such an exciting crazy night!
Offerman and Mullally cancel a scheduled May performance in Indiana because of the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
The band says Malik quit the tour due to stress. He is to return home to Britain as the rest of the band go on to play shows from the Philippines to South Africa, through Europe and the United States.
Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate. The band wish him well and will continue with their performances in the Philippines and Indonesia.
Organizers of the NYC Porn Film Festival remove Cyrus’ film Tongue Tied from its line-up. Festival founder Simon Leahy:
We have removed any mention of (the) Miley Cyrus… film across all our media platforms…. We hoped the film (would be) screened alongside great artists such as Amalia Ulman, Bradford Kessler, Richard Kern, Beth B, James Franco, Narcissister, (and) would create a bigger discourse around art, sexuality, gender and pornography.
Anheuser-Busch pulls its Bud Light commercials featuring Sapp. Anheuser-Busch rep:
Warren Sapp appeared in one of our television commercials last fall, but he is not currently being featured in any of our advertising.
Cosby cancels his appearance on Late Show with David Letterman. His spokesman David Brokaw confirmed Friday night that Cosby would not appear next Wednesday as previously scheduled. He does not say why. Late Show rep:
We can’t comment on the guest booking process.
After allegations of rape resurfaced, The Queen Latifah Show opts not to have comedian Cosby on the show. He postpones the interview two weeks after comedian Hannibal Buress calls Cosby a rapist. Spokesperson for The Queen Latifah Show:
Mr. Cosby’s scheduled appearance on The Queen Latifah Show was postponed at his request and was in no way related to any of our recent or upcoming scheduled guests.
Heenan cancels appearance at Alamo City Comic-Con due to health issues. The convention releases statement on the situation.
We have been informed by Cynthia Heenan, wife of legendary WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan, that Bobby will not be able to appear at this years ‘Alamo City Comic Con’ in San Antonio, TX. Mr. Heenan was scheduled to appear later this month for ‘Clutch City Productions’ at one of the biggest conventions in Texas, however Mr. Heenan has canceled his appearance due to health reasons. We ask that you keep Bobby in your prayers.
Foley announces on Twitter that he is cancelling his weekend comedy show in Denver, Colorado, due to a back injury.
All five of Brooks comeback concerts in Dublin, Ireland are canceled after unsuccessful negotiations with Dublin city council. Having five shows in the area violated a city ordinance, and Brooks couldn’t get an exception for his mega return to the city.
It is with great regret that Aiken Promotions today announce that the five concert Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event at Croke Park has been cancelled. No concerts will take place. Aiken Promotions have exhausted all avenues regarding the staging of this event. We are very disappointed for the 400,000 fans who purchased tickets for the Garth Brooks Comeback Special Event.
Cyrus cancels Bangerz shows in Nashville, Tenn. and Louisville, Ky.
Cyrus announces Bangerz tour cancellations for Kansas City an St. Louis, due to a severe allergic reaction to Keflex, an antibiotic that treats sinus infection.
The hospital is saying I won’t be released today. Therefore Im not going 2 make it 2 St. Louis. Im so sorry but somethings are outta my control.
The band cancels its UK tour due to Meg’s acute anxiety problems. The tour is planned as their largest UK tour yet, starting in Glasgow on October 24 and ending in London on November 2.
We hate to let people down and are very sorry.