Francis Ngannou pays tribute to late son Kobe

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou recently shared a heartfelt tribute to his late son, Kobe. This is following the tragic passing of the 15-month-old infant last week.

In a statement, Ngannou confirmed the heartbreaking news of Kobe’s passing earlier this week. Expressing his gratitude for the outpouring of support from fans and followers on his social media platforms, Ngannou reflected on the profound loss.

Sharing his grief on his official social media account, Ngannou stated: “Too soon to leave but yet he’s gone. My little boy, my mate, my partner Kobe was full of life and joy. Now, he’s laying without life. I shouted his name over and over but he’s not responding.”

“I was my best self next to him and now I have no clue of who I am. Life is so unfair to hit us where it hurts the most. How do you deal with such a thing? How can you live with it? Please help me if you have an idea because I really don’t know what to do and how to deal with this.”

After attending Kobe’s burial ceremony, Ngannou paid a moving tribute to his late son. He was also joined by his close friend and former UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman. Describing Kobe as a “king,” Ngannou found solace in the love and support shown during the ceremony.

“The rainbow raised yesterday at Kobe’s burial ceremony. He witnessed all the love that you guys have for him. He came like a King and he left as a King.”

While sidelined from combat sports earlier this year, Ngannou ventured into professional boxing with a bout against former two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. However, he ended up facing defeat in the Middle East. There are talks of him competing in MMA later this year under the PFL.