Ex-UFC fighter in critical condition after boxing match

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UFC veteran Tim Hague has passed away, his family announced on Sunday.

Keeping fans up to date with Hague's progress, his friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn took to Facebook to issue a brief statement, which was later deleted.

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

Family members told CTV Edmonton Tim Hague died Sunday after sustaining a brain injury in a boxing match Friday night.

A video on YouTube that purports to be the fight shows Hague lying still on his back on the canvas after taking a punch to his head from Braidwood.

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Tim Hague suffered a brain injury during the fight.

. "He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs".

In his next three fights, he suffered a seven-second knockout loss to Todd Duffee at UFC 102, a majority-decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109 and a unanimous decision loss to Joey Beltran at UFC 113. "We will miss him with so greatly", the statement reads.

Ricky Hatton is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1997 to 2012. He was then immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and required emergency surgery to relieve pressure from a brain bleed. His last UFC event was a Fight Night show in January 2011 and his final pro MMA fight was in July 2016.

Hague entered the fight after getting knocked out just two months earlier.

Our deepest condolences go out to Hague's family and friends during this hard and tragic time. Hague had a 21-13 record in MMA, including a 1-4 record inside the Octagon with his only win his only win being a submission over Pat Barry at UFC 98.

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