Boxer who was in critical condition after fight is dead, family says

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

Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague passed away earlier today, this after suffering a knockout loss in a boxing match on Friday evening in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Braidwood earned a devastating knockout victory.

Braidwood had knocked Hague down six times in the fight, which ended in the second round.

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

A post-fight video showed Hague leaving the ring under his own power, but he was soon rushed to the hospital, according to KO boxing. Other reports stated he was brain dead.

His last fight in boxing resulted in a knockout in December.

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. He was surrounded by family, listening to his favourite songs. "We will miss him with so greatly".

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Melanie Lubovac of KO Boxing wouldn't comment on the event when reached late Saturday when Hague's family said he was in critical condition, but Lubovac said a statement would likely be issued Sunday or Monday.

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.

Hague made his UFC debut in 2009 where he submitted Pat Barry in the very first-round. He closed his MMA career losing four of his last five bouts, including all four by stoppage.

Tim is now in a coma.

A veteran of more than 30 professional MMA fights, Hague competed in the UFC on four occasions before being released from the promotion.

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