Former MMA fighter passes away following KO loss in boxing match

Former MMA fighter passes away following KO loss in boxing
Tim Hague (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

Some sad news out of the combat sports world over the weekend, as former mixed martial artist-turned-professional boxer Tim Hague tragically passed away following a knockout loss in a boxing match.

The 34-year old Hague, known as "The Thrashing Machine", began his combat sports career as a mixed martial artist back in 2006 and is best known for his run with the Ultimate Fighting Championship from 2009 to 2011. He compiled a 21-13 win-loss record in 34 professional matches. 

In 2011, Hague made his professional boxing debut, scoring a KO win, but wouldn't enter the boxing ring again until 2016, losing in both his outings that year. 

Hague's final fight was against Adam Braidwood, which resulted in a second-round TKO loss. 

Following the knockout loss to Braidwood, it was reported that Hague had been rushed to a medical facility, and was eventually declared brain dead. He passed away Sunday, June 18th. 

Throughout his career, the Edmonton, Alberta, Canada native suffered his fair share of knockout losses - eight in mixed martial arts, two in professional boxing. 


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hague and his family during this time of tragedy. 



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