Former UFC Heavyweight Tim Hague Dies After Boxing Knockout

Two-time UFC title challenger Anthony Johnson referenced the injury to former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague in explaining why he made a decision to retire earlier this year at age 33. ‘He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs.Hague was immediately taken to a local Edmonton hospital following the loss where he remained in critical condition over the weekend. We will miss him so greatly.Hague started his UFC career with a guillotine choke submission against highly touted striker Pat Barry, but he then suffered three straight losses before he exited the organization in 2010. “We ask for privacy during this hard time”.Hague, who had a 1-2 record as a pro boxer before Friday night, fell heavily to the canvas, appearing to smack his head on the mat during a brutal knockout.Afterwards, Hague was left in a coma, and tragically that led to MMA journalist Mike Russell later reporting that, according to multiple sources at the hospital, he had been declared brain dead.The 33-year-old Hague grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alta., and had fought in the UFC, where he was known as “The Thrashing Machine”.”Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital”. Hague was in critical condition following the fight.Hague’s overall MMA record stands at 21 wins and 13 losses.Braidwood is now ranked first in heavyweight boxing in western Canada and is ranked ninth overall with KO boxing.The serious injury to UFC star Hague comes just months before superstar of the sport Conor McGregor is set to switch codes to face boxing legend Floyd Mayweather.