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Edmonton Orders Third-Party Review Into Death of Tim Hague Following Boxing Match

The City of Edmonton has ordered a third-party review to be conducted into the boxing match the resulted in the death of Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Tim Hague, according to a report from Global News.
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Holm-schooled Bethe Correia vows to return stronger than ever following Singapore KO

Don’t expect a little thing like a savage, third-round head kick knockout to stymie a grizzled veteran like Bethe Correia.

In fact, the Brazilian vows to return stronger than ever, despite her main event loss to Holly Holm, which took place in the UFC Fight Night 111 headliner last Saturday on UFC Fight Pass in Singapore.

Our full recap here.

“I want to congratulate Holly for the fight. Even though she was coming from three losses she didn’t quit and hide, and fought me on the main event,” Correia wrote on Instagram.

Holm snapped a three-fight losing streak with the win.

“I won’t return with the victory I dreamed of, but I return with my head held high with a dream to fight in Asia realized and being a protagonist of the night,” she continued. “I can only say this to my fans that like Bethe Correia: I WILL BE BACK STRONGER THAN EVER! YOU CAN BE SURE OF IT!!!!!”

The loss dropped Correia to 10-3-1 and leaves “The Pitbull” at 1-3-1 over the past three years. No question her drubbing at the hands (and feet) of “The Preacher’s Daughter” will affect her standing in the bantamweight rankings (see them here).

Where does she go from here? See the possibilities here.

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Former UFC fighter Tim Hague dies after suffering brain hemorrhage following knockout loss in boxing match

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight contender Tim Hague was deemed brain dead on Friday June 16, 2017 after suffering a brutal knockout loss during a boxing match in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. And today (Sun., June 18, 2017), it’s with great sadness that we report Hague passed away due to a brain hemorrhage.

His sister Jackie Neil provided a statement regarding Hague passing via the Edmonton Journal:

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

Hague was just 34 years old.

During the boxing match against Adam Braidwood, Tim was knocked down repeatedly, until he was knocked out cold in the second frame. According to MMA Fighting, Tim had been knocked out in a previous boxing match last December.

Hague competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) professional for 10 years, going 21-13, including going 1-4 inside the UFC’s Octagon. Tim competed for several promotion’s, including World Series of Fighting (WSOF).

During his last five MMA bouts since August 2015, Tim suffered four losses, all via knockout. For his boxing career, Hague compiled a 1-2 record.

Our thoughts and prayers with Tim’s family during this very difficult time.

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Former UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital with head trauma following collision with train

Not the kind of news I was hoping to bring you this afternoon.

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was involved in a vehicular accident earlier today (Fri., June 16, 2017), after his truck collided with a moving train. The longtime wrestler has since been airlifted to a medical facility where his condition is unknown.

“Apparently he has head trauma,” UFC President Dana White told ESPN. “His family is traveling to him now.”

More on this unfortunate news in just a bit.

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Nate Diaz Offers Reminder of First Fight vs. McGregor Following Mayweather Announcement

Nate Diaz wasn’t about to let the day’s big news pass without issuing some kind of response.
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Nate Diaz Offers Reminder of First Fight vs. McGregor Following Mayweather Announcement

Nate Diaz wasn’t about to let the day’s big news pass without issuing some kind of response.
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Nate Diaz Offers Reminder of First Fight vs. McGregor Following Mayweather Announcement

Nate Diaz wasn’t about to let the day’s big news pass without issuing some kind of response.
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Nate Diaz Offers Reminder of First Fight vs. McGregor Following Mayweather Announcement

Nate Diaz wasn’t about to let the day’s big news pass without issuing some kind of response.
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Hundreds welcome Max Holloway, Yancy Medeiros back to Hawaii following UFC 212

When they touched back down in Hawaii, Max Holloway and Yancy Medeiros received a hearty hero’s welcome at the Honolulu International Airport.

Hundreds of people gathered to meet the plane carrying Hawaii’s own undisputed featherweight champion, fresh off the performance of his career against Jose Aldo in Rio de Janeiro to unify the title.

Holloway defeated the longtime 145-pound kingpin Aldo in the main event at UFC 212, stopping him via an emphatic third-round TKO (strikes). It was the eleventh victory in a row for “Blessed,” who became the first Hawaiian champion since BJ Penn. Meanwhile, Medeiros picked up his second straight win since moving up to the welterweight division. Medeiros stopped MMA veteran Erick Silva in the second round of the fight.

The homecoming for Holloway and Medeiros didn’t stop at the airport. The celebration rolled on, carrying over to Waianae, as seen below:

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GoFundMe created to raise money for UFC veteran’s family following tragic loss of their son

Frankie Edgar had quite a Saturday night at UFC 211, pinning rising star Yair Rodriguez to the canvas and beating him bloody until doctors intervened between the second and third round. But celebration was muted for the New Jersey native. Just days before the fight, Edgar’s teammate Nick Catone suffered the loss of his two year old son.

“I want to send a heartfelt message out to my teammate Nick Catone and his wife Marjorie,” Edgar said after his win. “They woke up and their infant son, little Nicholas, had passed away during the night. Goes to show none of this means shit. I just want to go home and hug my kids. I can’t imagine what they are going through. That was for you.”

Now a GoFundMe has been set up to help the grieving family.

On Thursday May 11, Nick Catone tucked his healthy, beautiful little boy Nicholas in to bed to the sound of him saying ” Goodnight Daddy “. In the morning, Marjorie Catone went to wake the baby who lit up every second of her life- the little light filled spirit who made everything worthwhile. And in that moment, everything shattered. Nicholas simply did not wake up.

In the face of a terrible, tragic loss, there is nothing you can say to ease the despair of a parent who has lost a child. ” I am so sorry ” never feels like enough.

For Nick and Marjorie, and their beloved daughter Madeline, the world has fallen in. Although funeral arrangements are made, many people have asked what they can possibly do to help. As their friend, I have started this Memorial Fund to offset the cost of arrangements that no parent should have to make, and in lieu of flowers, ask you to donate to.

A scholarship for the care and education of Nicholas’s sister Madeline will be founded with any remaining funds.

If you can donate, we’re sure every amount helps. Our condolences to Nick and his family.

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