Canadian mixed martial artist, Tim Hague, was reported to have succumbed to a brain injury sustained while fighting in a Boxing match against former football player, Adam Braidwood, in Edmonton on Saturday night.
Hague, who held a 21-13 MMA record, went into the Boxing match with a 1-2 fight record in the sport. His opponent knocked Hague down several times during the bout, but the referee didn’t call for a finish until Hague was knocked out cold in the second round.
Although able to leave the ring unaided, Tim Hague was soon admitted to hospital with Brain Trauma and kept in ICU where his condition worstened before the fighter eventually succumbed to his injuries on Sunday night.
His family released a short statement; “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 [us] so greatly. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Prior to this fight, Tim had suffered a series of KOs in both Boxing and MMA – with his last MMA fight having been against Michal Andryszak in Russia on the ACB promotion in July last year where he lost by TKO.
Hague’s 21-13 MMA fight record had seen the heavyweight fight on many promotions over his career, including a 2009 debut at the UFC which saw him submit Pat Barry in the first round. Tim lost his next three fights and was released by the promotion, but returned in 2011 to face Matt Mitrione.
Tim went on to fight on the WSOF, where he added to his tally of wins. He also fought on the Unified MMA and XFFC, where he won their Heavyweight championships before deciding to transition to Boxing for the latter part of his career.
MMA Uncaged would like to extend it’s condolences to the Hague family at this time.