Former UFC Fighter Tim Hague Dies After Injuries from Boxing Match

Could this be an ominous harbinger for the upcoming Mayweather-McGregor bout?

Does Death of UFC Fighter Turned Boxer Have Implications for Mayweather-McGregor?
Tim Hague weighs in at 256.5 lbs at the UFC Fight for the Troops Weigh-in on January 21, 2011 in Fort Hood, Texas. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

For UFC-fighter-turned-boxer Conor McGregor, who is set to face championship boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring in Las Vegas at the end of August, this could be a wakeup call.

As the Associated Press reported, 33-year-old former UFC fighter Tim Hague has died from injuries sustained two days after a boxing match against former Canadian football player Adam Braidwood.

Known to fans as the “Thrashing Machine,” Hague was trained in jiu jitsu and had a 21-13 mixed martial arts record before donning heavier gloves and becoming a professional boxer.

His alarming death raises a new set of questions regarding the upcoming bout between Mayweather Jr. and McGregor, which many critics have warned will be a greatly lopsided fight in favor of the career boxer Mayweather.

Though McGregor is a decorated superstar in the UFC, he has only just recently started to train as a boxer.

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