Former UFC fighter Tim Hague died Sunday from injuries sustained in a knockout boxing loss earlier in the weekend. He was 34 years old.
Hague’s sister Jackie announced the news in a Facebook post.
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” the statement reads. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Hague was left in critical condition after getting knocked out by Adam Braidwood on Friday night in a boxing match at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission sanctioned the fight.
In video of the match, Braidwood can be seen knocking down Hague multiple times. But the fight was not halted until Braidwood landed a brutal punch and knocked Hague out cold.
In 34 mixed martial arts fights, Hague compiled a 21-13 record, including eight knockout losses. Over the past two years, Hague was knocked out four times in five mixed martial arts matches. He switched to boxing after his final MMA fight in July 2016 and went 1-3 in four career boxing matches. He was knocked out in two of those matches, as well.
Hague fought in the UFC from 2006 to 2011 before being released from the roster.