Tim Hague, a former UFC heavyweight fighter, died on Sunday following a brain hemorrhage he suffered during a boxing match on Friday night against Adam Braidwood. Hague was 34 years old.
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” said a statement released by his family. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly. We ask for privacy during this difficult time.”
Hague was born in Boyle, Alberta, Canada, in May 1983 and died in Edmonton, where the fight against Braidwood took place. He would finish 21-13 as a professional MMA fighter and 1-2 as a professional boxer in his career.
He began his career in Sept. 2006, when he won his debut match at King Of The Cage: Canada. The last MMA fight that Hague had came back in July 2016, when he lost by TKO to Michal Andryszak in just 33 seconds in Sochi, Russia.
His career in the UFC lasted only four fights. He won his debut bout against Pat Barry at UFC 98 in May 2009, before losing his next fight by KO in just seven seconds against Todd Duffee. He would lose his final two fights in the promotion by decision over the next year and would not return.
In March 2015, he won the unified MMA Heavyweight Championship via a six-second KO over Tanner Boser. Just over a year later, he would win the XFFC Heavyweight Championship, in what would serve as his final win in MMA.