May 27, 2024

Former UFC Champion Francis Ngannou Mourns the Loss of 15-Month-Old Son Kobe


By: Emmanuel Ibitoye


Former UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, is mourning the tragic loss of his 15-month-old son, Kobe. Ngannou confirmed the heartbreaking news through a poignant social media post.


In his emotional message, Ngannou expressed the profound pain of losing his young son, describing Kobe as his “little boy, mate, and partner” who was full of life and joy. He lamented the suddenness of Kobe’s passing and the overwhelming sense of loss he now faces. Ngannou’s grief was palpable as he questioned how to cope with such a devastating loss and pleaded for help in dealing with the tragedy.


The cause of Kobe’s death has not been disclosed publicly, leaving many to speculate on the circumstances surrounding the heartbreaking event. Ngannou, who was preparing for his debut in the Professional Fighters League (PFL) against reigning champion Renan Ferreira this summer, may now face uncertainty regarding his fighting career as he grapples with the immense grief of losing his son.


The news of Kobe’s passing has sent shockwaves through the MMA community, with fans and fellow fighters offering their condolences and support to Ngannou and his family during this difficult time.

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