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Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies after boxing match in Canada

Tim Hague, top, fights Pat Barry during a UFC heavyweight fight in 2009. Hague died Sunday, two days after being knocked out in a boxing match. He was 34.
Tim Hague, top, fights Pat Barry during a UFC heavyweight fight in 2009. Hague died Sunday, two days after being knocked out in a boxing match. He was 34. Associated Press file

Former UFC fighter “The Thrashing Machine” has died.

Tim Hague died Sunday in Canada’s Alberta province from injuries suffered Friday in a boxing match against Adam Braidwood, a former Canadian Football League star. Braidwood knocked Hague out in the second round of their bout held in Edmonton.

Hague was 34 years old.

Hague’s sister confirmed the death to The Associated Press.

“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” Jackie Neal said in a statement reported by AP. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him with so greatly.”

Hague was 1-3 in professional boxing matches but had better success in mixed martial arts. He was 21-13, with 15 knockouts.

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