Former Alberta UFC fighter dead after knockout hit

Former Alberta UFC fighter dead after knockout hit

Former UFC fighter Tim Hague died Sunday after going into critical condition following a Friday night boxing match.

A video on YouTube that purports to be of the fight shows Hague lying still on his back on the canvas after taking a punch to his head from Braidwood. Hague's friend and fellow-fighter Cody Krahn revealed that the severity of the situation when he confirmed in a Facebook post that the 34-year-old was in a coma in hospital.

Although he did manage to get to his feet and walk out of the ring, he fell seriously ill backstage and was taken to the Royal Alexandra hospital in Edmonton.

Writing on Facebook the following day, his sister Jackie Neil said: "Thanks folks for all your messages and kind words".

The post originally read: 'Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital.

In his next three fights, he suffered a seven-second knockout loss to Todd Duffee at UFC 102, a majority-decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109 and a unanimous decision loss to Joey Beltran at UFC 113.

Tim is now in a coma.

'Tim remains in critical condition. "We are all with him".

RealFightStories.com reported Saturday night that Hague was on life support as his family made arrangements for organ donations. Hague battled Adam Braidwood in the Shaw Conference Centre and was knocked completely out in the second round. He compiled a 21-13 MMA record before switching to boxing.

Hague spent years working as a schoolteacher before turning to MMA.

The world of combat sports in undoubtedly a risky one and anyone who enters this sport is risking their life and that was the case for former UFC heavyweight star Tim Hague.

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