The prizefighting community is remembering the career of former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague, following his death from a brain injury he sustained from a boxing match that ended with a vicious knockout on Friday night. He'd pass on Sunday, June 18 at the age of 34.
Hague was taking on former Canadian Football League Player Adam Braidwood, whose physique was clearly a notch above that of Hague, who seemed a bit out of shape and worn from his decade-long run in the fight game. And while Braidwood's output wasn't voluminous, what blows he did land were effective in putting Hague on the mat four times in the fight. The final knockdown, which sent Hague's head bouncing by the foot of the ref, would put him in a coma with brain hemorrhaging. It eventually proved to be fatal.
"It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today," a statement released by Hague's family read. "He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly. We ask for privacy during this difficult time."
Hague's record in the UFC goes into the books at 21-13. He was 1-3 in the ring.