Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies after boxing knockout
Former UFC fighter Tim Fague was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood.Updated: Jun 19, 2017 21:25 IST
Associated Press, Edmonton
Tim Hague, the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter known as “The Thrashing Machine,” died on Sunday, two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood.
Hague’s sister, Jackie Neil, announced the death in a family statement.
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” the statement said. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.”
I can't believe Tim Hague has died. I'm so very sorry to his family and everyone close to him. Tragic and upsetting #riptimhague— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) June 18, 2017
The match Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre was promoted by KO Boxing.
The 33-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alberta, was a heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu. He was 21-13 as an MMA fighter before switching to boxing last summer.
First Published: Jun 19, 2017 16:52 IST