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Sport Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

01:31  19 june  2017
01:31  19 june  2017 Source:   ap.org

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Tim Hague , the former UFC fighter known as “The Thrashing Machine,” died Sunday, two days after he was The match Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre was promoted by KO Boxing . The 33 -year-old Hague , who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alberta, was a heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu.

Former UFC fighter Tim Hague died Sunday, two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match. The 33 -year-old Hague , who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alberta, was a heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu.

Tim Hague is reportedly in critical condition after a boxing match. © Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Tim Hague

EDMONTON, Alberta — Tim Hague, the former UFC fighter known as "The Thrashing Machine," died Sunday, two days after he was critically injured when he was knocked out in a boxing match against former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood.

Hague's sister, Jackie Neil, announced the death in a family statement.

"It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today," the statement said. "He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly."

The match Friday night at the Shaw Conference Centre was promoted by KO Boxing.

The 33-year-old Hague, who grew up on a farm in Boyle, Alberta, was a heavyweight trained in jiu-jitsu. He was 21-13 as an MMA fighter before switching to boxing last summer.

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