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Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 34 two days after getting knocked out

The 34-year-old was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match in Edmonton, Canada

PUBLISHED : Monday, 19 June, 2017, 4:48pm
UPDATED : Monday, 19 June, 2017, 4:48pm

Tim Hague, the former UFC fighter known as “The Thrashing Machine,” died on Sunday, two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood.

Hague’s sister, Jackie Neil, announced the death in a family statement.

“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” the statement said.

“He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.”

The match on Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton was promoted by KO Boxing.

The 34-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alberta, was a heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu.

He was 21-13 as an MMA fighter before switching to boxing last summer.