MMA Fighter Francis Ngannou Announces Death of His 15-Month-Old Son Kobe: 'Life Is So Unfair'

"Life is so unfair to hit us where it hurts the most," Ngannou wrote

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Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou is mourning the loss of his baby boy.

The MMA fighter, 37, posted a statement on Instagram on Monday, April 29, announcing the death of his 15-month-old son Kobe. "Too soon to leave but yet he's gone. My little boy, my mate, my partner Kobe was full of life and joy," Ngannou wrote.

"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."

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"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," Ngannou added in his statement.

Ngannou did not share his son's cause of death and no further details are available at this time.

That same day, the athlete posted on X, formally known as Twitter, writing, "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------ tired."

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Francis Ngannou

In the replies to his post on X, Ngannou received condolences from fellow MMA fighters, including Conor McGregor.

"I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Francis," McGregor wrote. "My prayers are with you and your family at this time."

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