Emotional Adam Braidwood offers condolences to Tim Hague's family in video statement

Ebony Scott
June 20, 2017

"Tim and I were friends, we spoke beforehand, we wanted to make a lovely fight for everyone, and that's what this is all about", said Braidwood, who is a former Edmonton Eskimos football player.

Hague died Sunday, two days after his boxing match with Braidwood, a heavy hitter who repeatedly knocked down Hague in the ring at Edmonton's Shaw Conference Centre on Friday (June 16).

A family member of Hague's has started a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for funeral expenses.

In the video, Braidwood thanks people for their words of support. "This is really hard".

"All the theatrics leading up to this, Tim and I were friends and we spoke beforehand". "We just wanted to make a attractive fight for everyone and that's what this was all about".

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"Rip brother you will live in my heart forever", Braidwood posted. I know they set up an account.

A Seaquam Secondary grad, Adam Braidwood played football at Washington State University before being selected by the Edmonton Eskimos with the top pick in the 2006 Canadian Football League draft. After knocking Hague out, Braidwood helped get him to his corner but said he "knew in the ring" that something wasn't right with his opponent. Instead of leaving a comment, contact his family.

"Help them in any way that you can and let's try to leave it at that".

Tim Hague died from injuries suffered in a boxing match in Edmonton.

Hague competed four times in the UFC, submitting Pat Barry in his debut at UFC 98 in May 2009. He was knocked out eight times in his MMA career, which he finished with a 21-13 record. Hague, in July 2016, shifted to boxing after his last MMA match.

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