Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contender Tim Hague was deemed brain dead on Friday June 16, 2017 after suffering a brutal knockout loss during a boxing match in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. And today (Sun., June 18, 2017), it’s with great sadness that we report Hague passed away due to a brain hemorrhage.
His sister Jackie Neil provided a statement regarding Hague passing via the Edmonton Journal:
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today. He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.”
Hague was just 34 years old.
During the boxing match against Adam Braidwood, Tim was knocked down repeatedly, until he was knocked out cold in the second frame. According to MMA Fighting, Tim had been knocked out in a previous boxing match last December.
Hague competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) professional for 10 years, going 21-13, including going 1-4 inside the UFC’s Octagon. Tim competed for several promotion’s, including World Series of Fighting (WSOF).
During his last five MMA bouts since August 2015, Tim suffered four losses, all via knockout. For his boxing career, Hague compiled a 1-2 record.
Our thoughts and prayers with Tim’s family during this very difficult time.