UFC veteran Tim Hague has passed away, his family announced on Sunday.
Hague suffered a serious brain injury after a brutal knockout loss in a boxing match over the weekend which left him in a coma. Hague was knocked down several times in the match against Adam Braidwood in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Hague’s family released a statement regarding his passing on Sunday afternoon.
“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” Hague’s sister, Jackie Neil, said in a statement, via CBC.
“He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.”
The 34-year-old heavyweight last fought in mixed martial arts in July of 2016. He suffered a first-round TKO loss in thirty seconds. Hague finished his MMA career with a record of 21-13, including five bouts inside of the UFC Octagon.
Our deepest condolences go out to Hague’s family and friends during this difficult and tragic time.