Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

Braidwood knocked Hague down several times in the fight, video footage of the fight shows.

Although Hague had 34 pro MMA fights, his bout with Braidwood was a boxing match for the KO Boxing promotion.

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

The MMA star-turned-boxer is now fighting for his life after he was knocked out cold by Adam Braidwood in the second round of their match leaving him brain dead. "We will miss him with so greatly", the statement reads. Hague Hague was knocked out by Adam Braidwood. A right hand followed by a short left knocked Hague backward, stiff, leaving his unsupported head to bounce off of the ring mat. In his UFC debut, Hague picked up a submission win over Pat Berry, unfortunately, he lost all four of his other UFC bouts that followed, continuing to fight on the Canadian regional scene, and most recently dropping a first round KO loss in Russian Federation, which took place almost a year before his boxing loss last night.

However, he after being brought to hospital it was discovered that something wasn't quite right, according to reports from teammates. On June 16, Hague boxed former Canadian Football League first-overall pick Adam Braidwood and suffered a devastating second-round knockout loss.

He rebounded in 2010 with knockout wins in Edmonton over Zak Jensen and Travis Wiuff, and those were enough to get him invited back to the UFC.

The heavyweight made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on May 23, 2009, where he won by submission with a guillotine choke against Pat Barry. But in the past two years, he was just 1-4, and all four losses have come by knockout. Cody Krahn, a friend of Hague's, posted an update on the fighter's condition on Saturday morning.

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