Tim Hague, UFC fighter turned boxer, dies at 33

Tim Hague on the mat after being knocked out on June 16. He was taken to hospital and is in critical condition

Tim Hague on the mat after being knocked out on June 16. He was taken to hospital and is in critical condition

Neil said in her statement that Hague's immediate family is now with him, and that they are asking for prayers and privacy at this terrible and hard time.

Lynch added that the injury occurred Friday during a boxing match against Adam Braidwood.

Multiple reports surfaced stating that Hague had passed away Saturday morning, but his sister has since refuted those reports. "He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. We will miss him with so greatly". Hague Hague was knocked out by Adam Braidwood.

After being hit right in the face, Hague landed face first on the mat and his head bounced off the canvas - prompting immediate concern from medical officials in the arena.

However, he after being brought to hospital it was discovered that something wasn't quite right, according to reports from teammates. A native of Boyle, Alberta, Hague posted a 21-13 pro MMA mark in a decade-long career, including five bouts in the UFC from May 2009 to January 2011. But that would prove to be his only win in the promotion. Video of the fight shows Hague being knocked down several times before the bout was stopped for good in the second round. After the loss to Tuchscherer, he was released from the UFC, but made a quick return on short notice to fight Beltran.

It's from this point on that things really started to go downhill for Hague as he'd go on to suffer three knockout losses in the space of eight months.

He rebounded in 2010 with knockout wins in Edmonton over Zak Jensen and Travis Wiuff, and those were enough to get him invited back to the UFC.

A CANADIAN former UFC fighter is fighting for his life after suffering a devastating knockout during a boxing fight.

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