GoFundMe campaign for Tim Hague funeral expenses reaches goal within 24 hours

A GoFundMe campaign for Tim Hague has reached its goal within 24 hours of its creation after the former UFC heavyweight’s tragic death.

According to the fundraiser page, the donations will help pay for funeral expenses. As of this writing, the total was at $20,073.

The online fundraiser was started after Hague died at 34 following a boxing match in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Hague had been in critical condition and was on life support after suffering a brutal knockout loss to former Edmonton Eskimos football player Adam Braidwood at Shaw Conference Centre.

Hague, an elementary school teacher, was seen in a video of the bout getting repeatedly knocked to the canvas. He was given several standing eight counts before being knocked completely out in the second round. He lay unconscious on the mat for several minutes before being revived. He was transported to a local hospital, where he underwent surgery for a traumatic brain injury.

On Sunday, Hague’s sister Jackie Neil released a statement announcing his death.

“It is with incredible sadness, sorrow and heartbreak to report that Tim has passed away today,” she wrote. “He was surrounded by family, listening to his favorite songs. We will miss him so greatly.”

Hague leaves behind a 9-year-old son.

Hague’s death is certain to raise questions about the circumstances surrounding his boxing match. The former UFC

Article source: http://mmajunkie.com/2017/06/gofundme-campaig-tim-hague-funeral-expenses-ufc-heavyweight

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