Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

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Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

The 34-year-old Canadian fighter was knocked out by Adam Braidwood in a match Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. "He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs". MMA News sends our thoughts and prayers to Hague and his family. "We will miss him with so greatly", the statement reads.

The match Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre was promoted by KO Boxing. Hague Hague was knocked out by Adam Braidwood.

Hague hit the canvas extremely hard, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

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.

However, he after being brought to hospital it was discovered that something wasn't quite right, according to reports from teammates. But that would prove to be his only win in the promotion.

"The 6ft 4", 265lb Hague joined the UFC in 2009 after compiling a solid 9-1 record and would instantly rack up a submission win over Pat Barry, but his time in the Octagon is most remembered for his next fight, when he suffered a brutal seven second KO loss to Todd Duffee. After the loss to Tuchscherer, he was released from the UFC, but made a quick return on short notice to fight Beltran.

As a boxer, his professional record was 1-3 with two knockout losses. But at the UFC's second "Fight for the Troops" show in January 2011, he was stopped by Matt Mitrione with a first-round TKO.

But it was backstage in the dressing room where Hague's main issues began, as the fighter soon began to fall desperately ill in the aftermath of the event. Braidwood earned a devastating knockout victory.

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