UFC Veteran Tim Hague Dead After Sustaining Head Injury In Boxing Match

A statement from KO Boxing, who put on the match is expected later.

Hague switched codes to fight Braidwood, 33, on Friday night, and was sent crashing to the canvas following a flurry of shots in the second round.

The 34-year-old heavyweight last fought in mixed martial arts in July of 2016.

Although he did manage to get to his feet and walk out of the ring, he fell seriously ill backstage and was taken to the Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton.

Jackie Neil said in a brief emailed statement on Saturday that her brother, Tim Hague, is in critical condition.

Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital.

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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.

'Tim is now in a coma.

Cody Krahn, a good friend of Hague's, said the fighter underwent emergency surgery to "relieve pressure from his brain bleeding".

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", Neil wrote.

Our deepest condolences go out to Hague's family and friends during this hard and tragic time. Hague finished his MMA career with a record of 21-13, including five bouts inside of the UFC Octagon. Prior to the Braidwood contest he had won one and lost two.

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.

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