Hague Released by UFC; Plans Sabbatical from MMA

By Mike Whitman Jan 27, 2011
After only one fight during his most recent run with the UFC, Canadian heavyweight Tim Hague (Pictured) has been cut by the promotion.

Hague announced the news Wednesday on his Facebook page.

“After getting released from the UFC again today, I'm gonna take a little break away from MMA [to] let the brain heal from my concussion and get the passion/fire back,” Hague wrote. “[I'm] even toying with the idea of trying a cut to 205 [pounds]. I will be back though. I'm only 27, and I will make it back to the UFC.”

A five-time UFC veteran, Hague has now undergone three separate releases from the promotion. “The Thrashing Machine” received his first walking papers after a controversial majority decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109. After stepping in on short notice to replace Chad Corvin at UFC 113 against Joey Beltran, Hague was defeated and once again cut by the organization.

Following his second release, Hague put together back-to-back wins over Zak Jensen and Travis Wiuff in July and August before again receiving the call up to the big show for a UFC “Fight for the Troops 2” clash with former NFL talent Matt Mitrione. Hague suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Mitrione, who used superior footwork and hand speed to put away the former King of the Cage Canada heavyweight champion in under three minutes.
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