This past weekend, two stars in the world of the UFC were involved in tragic accidents.
On Friday, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was hit by a moving train while driving in a truck. As of Tuesday, he is still in a coma.
On Sunday, former UFC heavyweight Tim Hague passed away at the age of 34. He passed after being knocked out in a boxing match. At first, Hague recovered and was able to leave the ring on his own. However, he was then taken to a hospital and received emergency surgery for a brain injury. He passed away shortly after the procedure.
Ironically, Hague’s last, and arguably his most impressive, UFC win took place the same night as Hughes defeated former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Serra.
At UFC 98, in May 2009, Hague submitted popular UFC heavyweight Pat Barry with a guillotine choke during the prelims. In the co-main event, Hughes defeated Serra by winning a unanimous decision by the judges.
UFC 98 was headlined by Lyoto Machida knocking out Rashad Evans to become the UFC light heavyweight champion.