4 days ago
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.