Unfortunately, the 34-year old passed away Sunday. In his UFC debut, Hague picked up a submission win over Pat Berry, unfortunately, he lost all four of his other UFC bouts that followed, continuing to fight on the Canadian regional scene, and most recently dropping a first round KO loss in Russian Federation, which took place almost a year before his boxing loss last night.
Hague was taken to hospital in critical condition after being knocked out by Adam Braidwood in a fight at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday.
Hague hit the canvas extremely hard, forcing the referee to stop the fight. He suffered a first-round TKO loss in thirty seconds.
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On reflection, though there's little doubt that Hague was outmatched on the night and the fight should have been stopped earlier, to understand how this tragic outcome was reached you have to take into consideration the punishment that "The Thrashing Machine" had taken over the course of his career, and in particular over these past few years. According to various reports, Hague was clearly not right backstage and was rushed to the hospital. "He had to have surgery to relieve pressure from his brain".
'Tim is now in a coma. "We will miss him with so greatly", the statement reads. In a video from the match, Braidwood is seen knocking Hague down multiple times.
The five fight UFC veteran earned a record of 1-4-0 in the UFC, with that lone win coming over Pat Barry at UFC 98.
The fight lasted two rounds before a left hook knocked Hague to the ground.