Francis Ngannou

Francis Ngannou’s son has died, the fighter confirmed on social media (Picture: Getty)

The young son of UFC and boxing star Francis Ngannou has died.

Ngannou confirmed the tragic news in a heartbreaking Instagram post on Monday evening and the former UFC world champion has been flooded with messages of support on his social media pages.

The fighter’s son, named Kobe, was just 15 months old when he passed away.

‘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 on Instagram.

‘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 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.

More to follow.

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