Update on UFC veteran Tim Hague following brain injury from KO

Marsha Scott
June 19, 2017

UFC veteran Tim Hague has passed away, his family announced on Sunday.

An Edmonton MMA fighter who was left in critical condition after being knocked out during a boxing match on Friday has died, his family has confirmed.

The 33-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alta., was known as "The Thrashing Machine", when he fought UFC. He fell hard and his head bounced off the canvas.

Tim Hague suffered a brain injury during the fight.

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Reports of Hague's death proved to be premature as his sister said he is now in critical condition.

Fighting out of Alberta, Canada, Hague made five appearances in the UFC between 2009 and 2011. "We will miss him with so greatly", Neil wrote.

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Hague would eventually be able to slowly make his way out of the ring under his own steam, but backstage it quickly became clear that something wasn't right and he was rushed to hospital, where he'd immediately undergo sugery for bleeding on the brain.

In his next three fights, he suffered a seven-second knockout loss to Todd Duffee at UFC 102, a majority-decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109 and a unanimous decision loss to Joey Beltran at UFC 113. Hague battled Adam Braidwood in the Shaw Conference Centre and was knocked completely out in the second round.

Tim is now in a coma.

Fightful would like to extend our condolences to Hague's friends, family and fans.

His last fight in boxing resulted in a knockout in December. Hague had a 21-13 record in MMA, including a 1-4 record inside the Octagon with his only win his only win being a submission over Pat Barry at UFC 98.

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