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‘Not just a fighter’: Edmonton MMA community remembers ‘gentle giant’ dead after boxing match – Edmonton

Alberta’s mixed martial arts community has been shaken by the death of Tim Hague, who suffered a fatal brain injury during a boxing match in Edmonton. 

The former UFC heavyweight was left in critical condition after being knocked out Friday by former Edmonton Eskimos defensive end Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton. He died Sunday.

Jordan Bittner was in Hague’s corner that night. The two trained together and Bittner said Hague, 34, was like a brother to him.

Hague, who fought out of Edmonton, also fought in the UFC. His nickname was “The Thrashing Machine.”

“I just hope that people remember him for the person he was, not just a fighter,” Bittner said.

“It’s a big part of my heart that’s gone,” Jordan Bittner (left) said about his best friend, Tim Hague (right). (Jordan Bittner)

When Hague hit the mat, Bittner said he didn’t realize how…

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