Tim Hague is a former UFC heavyweight fighter who passed away on Sunday after he had suffered a brain injury during a boxing match one day earlier. This was confirmed by his family to CVT News Edmonton.
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” Hague’s sister, Jackie Neil, wrote on her Facebook page. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with [sic] so greatly. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
According to the CBC News, Hague, who was only 34, was rushed to the hospital because he was in critical condition on Friday. During the match, former Canadian Football League player Adam Braidwood knocked Hague down at the Shaw Conference Center in Edmonton. There is even a video of the fight which clearly shows that Hague was knocked down several times before the match was stopped.
Tim Hague was a grade school teacher, and his MMA career commenced in 2006, whereas from 2009 to 2011, Hague fought five times on the UFC circuit. MMAJunkie.com reports that Hague recorded 21 wins and 13 losses during his fighting career.
A co-owner of UFC Gym Sherwood Park in Alberta Alicia Landry talked about Hague because he used to train there six days a week, so she knew him well. She said: “He was probably one of the most positive people I’ve ever met. He was just happy to do whatever he could to help anybody — I’ve never seen him have a bad day.”