Eric Jamison / AP
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.
According to CBSports.com, Hague fought five times in the UFC between 2009 and 2011, going 1-4. His lone win came in his debut at UFC 98 when he submitted Pat Barry. As a boxer, Hague turned pro in 2011 and was 1-3 with two knockout losses.
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