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Former Alberta UFC fighter dead after knockout hit

19 June 2017
Former Alberta UFC fighter dead after knockout hit

He was competing against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday evening in an event promoted by KO Boxing. Hague remained out on the canvas for several minutes before eventually leaving the ring while Braidwood was being interviewed.

The world of combat sports in undoubtedly a risky one and anyone who enters this sport is risking their life and that was the case for former UFC heavyweight star Tim Hague.

Checkout the complete fight right here.

The 34-year-old was rushed to Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton where he had to have surgery to relieve pressure on his brain.

Not a lot of information other than the situation being really serious has been released as of now. After being evaluated backstage, Hague was transported to the hospital.

"Following the news that boxer Tim Hague is in critical condition following a professional boxing match on Friday, June 16, 2017, we have extended the request for reports to all referees, ringside judges, physicians, chief inspector, paymaster and the presiding inspectors assigned to the bout".

'Tim is now in a coma. "We ask for privacy during this hard time".

Another source close to the fighter revealed that he was brain dead. But after that loss, with a 10-4 record overall and 1-3 in the promotion, he was let go again. In the 22 months prior to the Braidwood contest, Hague had been knocked out twice in the boxing ring and four times in MMA bouts, six times in total. A native of Boyle, Alberta, Hague posted a 21-13 pro MMA mark in a decade-long career, including five bouts in the UFC from May 2009 to January 2011.