Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague is in hospital with a serious brain injury after suffering a knockout loss during a boxing match on Friday night.
Sportsnet’s James Lynch reported on Saturday that the MMA veteran was rushed to the Intensive Care Unit in Edmonton, Canada, with a brain injury after a brutal knockout loss to Adam Braidwood.
Hague’s close friend Cody Krahn provided further details about the fighter’s condition in a Facebook post earlier today:
“As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match last night. Once we got Time backstage and with the doctor, we could tell that he needed to go to the hospital.
Tim is currently in a coma. He had to have brain surgery to relieve the pressure from his brain bleeding. But because we’re not family, they weren’t able to tell us much more.
I’ll be going back to the Royal Alex [hospital] this afternoon to see if his family will allow me to visit him.”
UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Sarah Kaufman was at the fight and captured the moment Hague hit the deck:
34-year-old Hague made the switch to boxing after suffering a 33-second knockout loss to Michal Andryszak in his final MMA fight last July.
The Canadian heavyweight had a bright start to his MMA career, compiling a record of 9-1 before joining the UFC. He struggled at the top level, however, and had a record of 1-4 record in the UFC with his lone victory coming by way of submission against Pat Barry.
Hague suffered a total of eight knockout defeats throughout an MMA career that spanned 10 years. His professional boxing record now stands at 1-3.
Hague’s opponent in this fight, Adam Braidwood, is a Canadian former professional footballer who began his pro boxing career back in 2009. Known to be a hard hitter, he has a record of 8-1 with seven of those victories coming by way of knockout.
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