Francis Ngannou, UFC Heavyweight Champion, 15-Month-Old Son Kobe, Death Cause

Francis Ngannou’s son Kobe Death: Former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou announced the loss of his younger son, Kobe.

Ngannou wrote on Monday on X, “Too soon to leave, yet he’s gone. My little boy, my mate, my partner Kobe, was full of life and joy.”

Now he’s lying without life. I shouted his name over and over, but he was not responding.

Let’s explore what happened to Ngannou’s son, Kobe. Learn more about his cause of death and funeral plans.

Francis Ngannou, UFC Heavyweight Champion, 15-Month-Old Son Kobe, Death Cause

Who was Francis Ngannou?

Francis Ngannou is a former UFC heavyweight champion. Recently, his younger son Kobe sadly died on April 27, 2024, at the age of 15 months old. Kobe was born on January 13, 2023.

Ngannou announced the loss of his young son, Kobe. “I was my best self next to him, and now I have no clue who I am. Life is so unfair to hit us where it hurts the most.”

Ngannou’s post said, “How do you deal with such a thing? How can you live with it? Please help me if you have an idea because I don’t know what to do and how to deal with this.”

The MMA community has supported Ngannou in mourning his loss. Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor wrote on X in response to Ngannou’s announcement, “I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Francis. My prayers are with you and your family at this time.”

Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg offered a prayer. “Dear Lord, I pray you comfort Francis and his family.”

Francis Ngannou Record in UFC

Francis defeated Stipe Miocic via TKO for the heavyweight championship at UFC 260 in March 2021.

He left the UFC in 2023 as the two sides were unable to come to contract terms.

Ngannou lost a boxing match to Anthony Joshua earlier this year.

Ngannou signed with the UFC’s rival Professional Fighters League (PFL) last year.

He has been slated to fight Renan Ferreira at a date still to be determined.

Francis Ngannou’s Son Kobe Death Cause

Yet nobody has disclosed the exact cause of Francis Ngannou’s son Kobe’s death.

Obituary and Funeral Plans

Francis Ngannou’s son Kobe’s obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family later.

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