MMA community rallies behind Ngannou after tragic revelation about the passing of his child

Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is enduring a tragedy that no parent should ever face.

Initial reports surfaced on, with journalist Joseph Essamathe sharing the heartbreaking news. Ngannou’s 15-month-old son has tragically passed away, leaving the champion and his family devastated.

Ngannou then took to social media to express his grief and disbelief. His words reflect the pain of a father grappling with an unimaginable loss.

Ngannou stated: “What’s the purpose of life if what we’re fighting tooth and nail to get away from is what finally hit us the hardest!? Why is life so unfair and merciless? Why does life always take what we don’t have? I’m f**king tired”

Ngannou questioned the cruelty of life and the injustice of losing what is most cherished.

Shortly thereafter, he sent out another message. He wrote: “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.”

The MMA community rallied around Ngannou in his moment of need, offering words of comfort and solace. From fellow contenders like Conor McGregor to his longtime coach Eric Nicksick, support poured in for Ngannou and his grieving family.

Conor McGregor reached out to express his condolences, offering prayers and support to Ngannou and his family during this difficult time. He wrote: “I am so sorry to hear of your loss Francis, my prayers are with you and your family at this time”

Meanwhile, Eric Nicksick emphasized the importance of cherishing loved ones and the fragility of life.

He said: “It’s been a heavy few days, words can’t express the pain we all feel for the Ngannou family during this time. Please keep Francis and his family in your heart, and may this be a reminder of the fragility of life. Say ‘I love you’, more often, tomorrow isn’t guaranteed.”

As the MMA community mourns alongside Francis Ngannou, the outpouring of love and support serves as a reminder of the strength found in the community during times of profound loss.