Fight in MMA: Stars unite in support of Francis Ngannou after loss of son

Franco-Cameroonian, who lost his 18-month-old son, receives 'support network' from the MMA community

Francis Ngannou was knocked out in his second boxing fight. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@francis_ngannou

Francis Ngannou suffered the hardest blow of his life. Photo: Reproduction/Twitter/@francis_ngannou

The fight world came together in mourning on Monday (29) to support the former heavyweight champion (up to 120,2 kg) of the UFC, Francis Ngannou, who faces the immeasurable pain of losing her 18-month-old son. The news of the tragedy shook the MMA community, generating a wave of commotion and messages of support for the Cameroonian fighter.

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Big names in the sport, such as Conor McGregor, Chris Cyborg e Alexander Volkanovsky, did not hesitate to speak out publicly, offering condolences and words of comfort to the Ngannou family at this difficult time.


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“I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Francis. My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time,” McGregor said on social media.


Cyborg, in turn, expressed his deep sadness and offered words of faith and hope.

“Dear Lord. I pray that you comfort Francis and his family. Surround them with your love and ensure they are protected by your guidance as they grieve this loss. Give him strength to know that heaven is eternal and that they will be together soon, for this life is just a blink of an eye,” she wrote.


Volkanovski also joined in the condolences, stating:

"I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”, declared the former champion.


A hard blow for Francis Ngannou

Ngannou's pain is evident in his own words. In a moving outburst on social media, the fighter expressed his deep sadness and questioned the meaning of life in the face of such a loss.

“What is the purpose of life if what we are fighting tooth and nail for is what hits us the hardest!? Why is life so unfair and merciless? Why does life always take what we don't have? I’m completely finished”, said Ngannou.

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