Tim Hague dies at 34 after being knocked out in boxing match

Updated: June 19, 2017, 2:49 PM ET
By Brett Okamoto | ESPN Staff Writer

Former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague died at the age of 34 on Sunday, following a knockout loss in a boxing match Friday. 

"It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today," his family said in a statement. "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."

Tim HagueAP Photo/Eric JamisonFormer UFC heavyweight Tim Hague died Sunday after suffering a knockout loss in a boxing match Friday.

Hague suffered a knockout loss to Adam Braidwood on Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The Edmonton Police Service said Monday that there has been no criminal investigation into Hague's death.

Fighting out of Alberta, Canada, Hague made five appearances in UFC between 2009 and 2011. He enjoyed a successful debut in 2009, submitting Pat Barry via guillotine choke at UFC 98. He went on to lose his next four bouts inside the Octagon, however.

Hague (21-13) suffered eight career knockouts in MMA, including four within the past 22 months. His professional boxing record was 1-3, with two knockout losses.

Brett Okamoto

ESPN Staff Writer



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