UFC Veteran Tim Hague Dies After Suffering Brain Injury In Boxing Match

Aaron Brown
June 19, 2017

A boxer who had been in critical condition since a fight in Edmonton on Friday night has died, his sister says.

The 33-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alta., was known as "The Thrashing Machine", when he fought UFC.

Former UFC heavyweight fighter Tim Hague is reported to have been pronounced brain dead in hospital after suffering a devastating knockout in a boxing match this past Friday night. Hague's head bounced hard off the canvas as he fell.

"It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today".

Hague's family released a statement regarding his passing on Sunday afternoon.

"He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs".

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Hague had taken serious punishment in the contest, having been knocked down twice in the first round before the ultimate fight-ending knockout in the second.

The tragedy has happened only a months before Conor McGregor swaps UFC for boxing when he fights Floyd Mayweather. "We will miss him with so greatly", the statement reads.

Hague was knocked out by Adam Braidwood in the fight, but his head hit the mat in a brutal fashion and although he briefly regained consciousness, was rushed to a local hospital. In a video from the match, Braidwood is seen knocking Hague down multiple times.

He held a career MMA record of 21-13, last competing in July 2016 in a losing effort to Michal Andryszak at Absolute Championship Berkut 41.

But it was backstage in the dressing room where Hague's main issues began, as the fighter soon began to fall desperately ill in the aftermath of the event.

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