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Former UFC Heavyweight Dies After Being Knocked Out In Boxing Match

Tim Hague 34 is in critical condition after being knocked out by Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday

"It is with incredible sadness, sorrow, and heartbreak to report that Tim passed away today", the statement said.

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

"We got him covered", said Victor Valimaki, who trained alongside Hague for almost a decade.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hague and his family during this time of tragedy.

The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight competed in a boxing bout against Adam Braidwood last night (June 16).

Hague's overall MMA record stands at 21 wins and 13 losses.

Mixed martial arts journalist Mike Russell said: "Sources in contact with teammates at the hospital tell me Hague was declared brain dead two hours ago".

Among the reactions to UFC fighter Tim Hague's death, perhaps the most sobering came from Anthony Johnson.

The 34-year-old was also a coach at the UFC Gym in Sherwood Park. "The students just adored him", she says.

Prior to this fight, Tim had suffered a series of KOs in both Boxing and MMA - with his last MMA fight having been against Michal Andryszak in Russian Federation on the ACB promotion in July past year where he lost by TKO. He made his MMA debut against Eric MacDonald at King of the Cage Canada: Detonator in 2006. Hague was dropped numerous times during the fight, but the bout was not stopped until he was completely knocked out unconscious.

Hague was knocked down thrice in the first round and twice in the second round. During the match, Hague was hit in the head numerous times and at times could hardly stand on his own two feet before suffering a knockout blow in the second round.

"When... I heard there were three knockdowns in the first round, I said the fight should have been over".

"We know that the community will join the division and École Bellevue School in conveying our deepest sorrow and most honest condolences to all of Tim's family, friends, staff and students".