Hague, the former UFC fighter known as “The Thrashing Machine,” dies two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood. He was 21-13 as an MMA fighter before switching to boxing last summer. Hague’s sister announces the death in a family statement.
It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today. He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.
During a fight with Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Hague is knocked out in the second round. Hague, who had a 1-2 record as a pro boxer before the fight, falls heavily to the canvas, appearing to smack his head on the mat. He is able to get back to his feet and stumble backstage, but falls seriously ill just minutes later and is rushed to hospital. Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote:
As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match. Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital. Tim is currently in a coma. He had to have surgery to relieve pressure from his brain.