Sports Former UFC fighter Tim Hague in critical condition after boxing match at the Shaw

08:46  18 june  2017
08:46  18 june  2017 Source:   Edmonton Journal

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Tim Hague (left) is in critical condition after his boxing match against Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre on Friday June 17, 2017. Ed Kaiser / Edmonton Journal. Share Adjust Comment Print.

EDMONTON – A former UFC fighter who was reportedly knocked out in a boxing event in Edmonton remains in hospital. Jackie Neil said in a brief emailed statement on Saturday that her brother, Tim Hague , is in critical condition .

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Former UFC fighter Tim Hague is in critical condition with a brain hemorrhage following the KO 79 boxing event at Shaw Conference Centre in a match against former Edmonton Eskimos player Adam Braidwood on Friday.

Hague’s family has asked for privacy.

“Tim remains in critical condition. We are all with him,” Sister Jackie Neil wrote on Facebook Saturday afternoon.

Fellow fighter Victor Valimaki confirmed Hague was on life support.

“He’s a gentle giant,” Valimaki said. “He’s one of the nicest, soft-spoken guy who can also knock you out. He’s a great guy, one of the good ones.”

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EDMONTON — A former UFC fighter who was reportedly knocked out in a boxing event in Edmonton remains in hospital. Jackie Neil says in a brief emailed statement that her brother, Tim Hague , is in critical condition .

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Hague “the Thrashing Machine” is a 270-pound, tattooed elementary school teacher.

Valimaki and Hague trained together for years through the best and worst times.

“He has heart,” Valimaki said.

Valimaki laughed and said some of the best memories he has of Hague are ones that can’t be repeated for print.

Hague’s mixed martial arts career began in 2006 where he held the King of the Cage Canada’s heavyweight title.

The heavyweight made his Ultimate Fighting Championship debut on May 23, 2009, where he won by submission with a guillotine choke against Pat Barry.

Hague signed on for a multi-fight contract with Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC) back in 2012.

Valimaki has also fought Braidwood, who just won a world title.

“He’s a very, very tough opponent, but so is Tim,” Valimaki said.

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EDMONTON — A former UFC fighter who was reportedly knocked out in a boxing event in Edmonton remains in hospital. Jackie Neil says in a brief emailed statement that her brother, Tim Hague , is in critical condition .

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The match was an even one, Valimaki said.

While it could have been stopped sooner, Valimaki doesn’t blame anyone.

“Tim’s corner could have thrown in the towel, the ref could have stopped it, but it happened,” he said. 

He added, Tim also could have taken a knee and ended the fight.

Valimaki said he was excited going into the fight. With a small community, he trained and fought with both fighters and cheered on both.

Plans for a fundraiser for Hague’s son are in the works.

While fighters know what they sign up for, he didn’t think it would happen to someone he knew.

“It makes it a lot more real,” Valimaki said.

“Unfortunately this stuff does happen. I wish it didn’t.”

The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission is the government body responsible for sanctioning fights and ensuring fair match ups.

Valimaki doesn’t think any one thing is to blame.

“Tim is tough, he pushed for the fight, he begged the promoter for the fight,” Valimaki said.

He added there will be repercussions and it will affect the local fighting community.

A statement from KO Boxing, who put on the match, is expected later.

 

Emotional Adam Braidwood breaks silence on Tim Hague's death: 'I knew in the ring' .
Emotional Adam Braidwood breaks silence on Tim Hague's death: 'I knew in the ring'Hague, 34, died Sunday after being taken off life support. He was knocked to the ground multiple times by Braidwood, a former Edmonton Eskimos football player, and was knocked out completely in the second round during their fight at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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