Francis Ngannou shares heartbreaking message following the tragic death of his 18-month-old son

Francis Ngannou shares heartbreaking message following the tragic death of his 18-month-old son

Francis Ngannou has suffered a loss that no parent should have to experience.

According to information obtained by journalist Joseph Essama and reported by 237online.com, the former UFC heavyweight champion’s 18-month-old son has passed away. No additional details regarding the tragedy have been revealed at this time.

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“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*cking tired,” Ngannou wrote on X.

Ngannou followed that up with another post further confirming the heartbreaking news.

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The combat sports star received a flood of support from the MMA community, including Conor McGregor who offered his condolences to the Cameroonian.

I am so sorry to hear of your loss Francis, my prayers are with you and your family at this time,” McGregor replied.

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Ngannou’s longtime coach Eric Nicksick also commented on the tragic turn of events online.

“It’s been a heavy few days, words can’t express the pain we all feel for the Ngannou family during this time,” Nicksick wrote. “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.”

the Combat Sports Community Rallies Around Francis Ngannou

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It’s uncertain how this will impact his long-awaited return to mixed martial arts under the PFL banner, but that is likely the least of his concerns at this time. On behalf of everyone at LowKick MMA, we offer our sincere condolences to Francis Ngannou and his family during this trying time.