Former UFC star devastated after toddler’s death


The boxing world is silent following the death of UFC fighter Francis Ngannou’s son.

The former heavyweight champion of Cameroon shared the death of Kobe, barely 15 months old, on X on Monday.

“I screamed his name over and over, but he didn’t respond,” Ngannou shared, adding that Kobe was full of life and joy.

“I was the best version of myself when I was next to him; now I don’t know who I am anymore. (It) was over too soon.”

The 37-year-old sports star questioned life.

“Why is life so unfair and merciless?” his entry read.

“How can you live with that? Please help me if you know because I really don’t know what to do and how to deal with it.”

The boxing world shared messages of condolences on social media.

UFC fighter Conor McGregor sympathized with Ngannou.

“My prayers are with you and your family at this time.”

Manager Marquel Martin requested that Ngannou and his family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.

“I will join millions of others in praying for strength.”

Veteran announcer Michael Buffer said the entire sports world was devastated by the news.

“We support Francis at this time. Please know that millions of us are holding little Kobe in our prayers.”

Ngannou was beaten by Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia last month, barely his second heavyweight defeat.

He fulfilled his dream of boxing competitively when he fought heavyweight champion Tyson Fury last October.

It is true that fight officials ruled that Ngannou lost, but he put his voice down on the fight and Fury needed to know his story to stand.