Published: Mon, June 19, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague reportedly brain dead after boxing match

Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague reportedly brain dead after boxing match

Tim Hague, right, chose to swap the UFC cage for a boxing ring The Canadian fighter's friends and family are at his bedside as he fights for his life. He used to be a kindergarten teacher before transitioning into mixed martial arts and UFC fighting. He fell hard and his head bounced off the canvas.

Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote: "As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match".

Reports of Hague's death proved to be premature as his sister said he is now in critical condition.

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

Hague's family released a statement regarding his passing on Sunday afternoon.

Hague had taken serious punishment in the contest, having been knocked down twice in the first round before the ultimate fight-ending knockout in the second.

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A former UFC fighter who was reportedly knocked out in a boxing event in Edmonton remains in hospital. We will miss him with so greatly.

RealFightStories.com reported Saturday night that Hague was on life support as his family made arrangements for organ donations.

Hague underwent surgery to relieve pressure around his brain and was in a coma.

"Following the news that boxer Tim Hague is in critical condition following a professional boxing match on Friday, June 16, 2017, we have extended the request for reports to all referees, ringside judges, physicians, chief inspector, paymaster and the presiding inspectors assigned to the bout".

Hague, who fights out of Edmonton, also fought in the UFC.

Hague compiled a 21-13 MMA record before switching to boxing after his final pro MMA fight in July 2016.

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