Sport Report: Ex-UFC fighter brain dead after boxing knockout

20:10  18 june  2017
20:10  18 june  2017 Source:   Larry Brown Sports

Calif. boxer Daniel Franco suffers brain injury

  Calif. boxer Daniel Franco suffers brain injury Featherweight boxer Daniel Franco suffered severe head injuries in his knockout loss to Jose Haroon Saturday night at the WinnaVegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa, in a bout telecast on CBS Sports Network. Following the eighth round stoppage, Franco, 25, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., was transported to a Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, for emergency surgery to stop two brain bleeds.

The 34-year-old swapped the UFC cage for the boxing ring last year after a rough run of form that saw him knocked out in four of his last five MMA fights . He stepped in at late notice to face Adam Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Canada

Combat sports is a game, and that has unfortunately been displayed, as former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague has reportedly been declared brain dead after suffering a knockout loss in a boxing match held last night (June 16, 2017).

Tim Hague is reportedly in critical condition after a boxing match.© Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Tim Hague is reportedly in critical condition after a boxing match.

Former UFC fighter Tim Hague was knocked out in the second round of his boxing match against Adam Braidwood Friday night, and he has reportedly been left brain dead and in critical condition.

MMA reporter Mike Russell revealed on Saturday that Hague suffered a seizure in the locker room and went into a coma. The 33-year-old was then transported to a hospital to undergo emergency surgery.

Here’s a video of the knockout:

Russell noted that Hague was knocked down twice in the fight prior to being defeated, and there’s some question about whether or not the referee should have stepped in. Jackie Neil, Hague’s sister, told that her brother was still in critical condition as of Saturday night.

Hague, whose first UFC fight was in 2009, has been knocked out numerous times in his career. Unfortunately, he is the second boxer we have seen in a week who suffered a traumatic injury in the ring. Here’s hoping a miracle comes Hague’s way.

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