Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Sports | By Mabel Barber

Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

"He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs".

It is the latest in a series of traumatic brain injuries in boxing. Hague Hague was knocked out by Adam Braidwood.

Braidwood then connected with a sickening shot, which saw Hague's head bounce horribly off the canvas to end the fight instantly. We will miss him so greatly.

After receiving urgent medical attention in the ring, Hague was eventually able to get back to his feet and leave the arena with the assistance of his team.

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

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While not in the same league as UFC champion Conor McGregor, Hague's death is certain to cast a new light on the issue of MMA fighters participating in boxing matches with McGregor and Floyd Mayweather's highly anticipated bout just two months away.

Realfightstories.com's Mike Russell reported on Saturday afternoon that Hague's condition had turned dire and that the fighter was declared brain dead. He closed his MMA career losing four of his last five bouts, including all four by stoppage. "We ask for privacy during this hard time", wrote Neil on Facebook.

A veteran of more than 30 professional MMA fights, Hague competed in the UFC on four occasions before being released from the promotion.

She claims he is still in critical condition and that his family is with him now. After his debut, Hague was unable to string up more wins during his UFC tenure and was cut from the roster in 2011.

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