Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague died today after suffering a knockout loss in a boxing match on Friday night in Canada.

The MMA star-turned-boxer is now fighting for his life after he was knocked out cold by Adam Braidwood in the second round of their match leaving him brain dead.

The 33-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alta., was a former UFC fighter where he was known as "The Thrashing Machine".

From early in the first round it was clear that Braidwood had the upper hand and Hague was rocked and sent to the canvas several times before he was finally knocked out cold in the second round.

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

Reached Saturday evening, Melanie Lubovac of KO Boxing wouldn't comment on the event or the injury, but said a statement would likely be issued Sunday or Monday.

Multiple reports surfaced stating that Hague had passed away Saturday morning, but his sister has since refuted those reports.

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

In his next three fights, he suffered a seven-second knockout loss to Todd Duffee at UFC 102, a majority-decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109 and a unanimous decision loss to Joey Beltran at UFC 113. We will miss him with so greatly.

The tragedy has happened only a months before Conor McGregor swaps UFC for boxing when he fights Floyd Mayweather.

The fight lasted two rounds before a left hook knocked Hague to the ground.

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

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