Ex-UFC fighter Tim Hague reportedly brain dead after knockout

Lucy Bush
June 19, 2017

Tim Hague, right, made a decision 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.

Saturday morning, unfortunate news surfaced regarding UFC veteran Tim Hague, who was placed in the Intensive Care Unit following a devastating knockout in a boxing match Friday evening.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight Tim Hague is reportedly brain dead after suffering a brutal knockout loss Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hague's head bounced hard off the canvas as he fell.

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

Hague's sister Jackie Neil confirmed her brother's death in a brief social media post on Sunday afternoon.

"It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today", his family said in a statement.

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"He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs". He suffered a first-round TKO loss in thirty seconds. "We will miss him with so greatly", the statement reads. A post-fight video showed Hague leaving the ring under his own power, but he was soon rushed to the hospital, according to KO boxing.

Hague underwent brain surgery after being knocked out by Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre. Hague had a 21-13 record in MMA, including a 1-4 record inside the Octagon with his only win his only win being a submission over Pat Barry at UFC 98. His last UFC event was a Fight Night show in January 2011 and his final pro MMA fight was in July 2016.

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