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Tim Hague: UFC 98′s New Guy

Unlike recent UFC events that have featured a horde of fresh talent, there’s only going to be one unfamiliar face at UFC 98 later this month: King of the Cage heavyweight champion Tim "The Thrashing Machine" Hague, who will be appearing on the "Evans vs. Machida" undercard against leg-kick-artist Pat Barry. A native of Edmonton, Hague has built up a 9-1 record, with seven wins by stoppage within the first two rounds, and notable victories over Ruben "Warpath" Villareal and Sherman Pendergarst. He most recently competed at a Raw Combat event last October, where he avenged his sole career loss to Miodrag Petkovic. He’s also strong as hell. But judging from the above highlight reel — which actually shows Hague getting his ass kicked for the first 48 seconds — could he be too unseasoned to make an impression in the UFC?

Hague, who has five inches and 30 pounds on Pat Barry, will need to utilize his considerable size advantage if he plans on overcoming the razor-sharp attacks of "HD," which took out Dan Evensen in the first round of their fight at UFC 92. And Barry is aware of the challenge that he faces. As he told “Because of his size, he doesn’t have to be the most technical striker in the world. He is so big that even an incorrect punch still hurts." But still: "I’m going to kick his leg a few times, then I’m going to kick his head off into the twelfth row." (Barry also mentions that he’s working on something special for his UFC 98 walk-out. Something Techno Viking-related, perhaps?)

In his own introduction profile on, Hague reveals that he used to be a chubby kid that got picked on a lot, and a career in fighting is the last thing that his friends and family expected for him. He knows he’ll be the underdog against Barry (BetUS currently has him at +225), but "once the cage doors are locked, all bets are off. It’ll come down to who has the stronger will,” he says. Everything else we need to know about Hague, we’ll find out on May 23rd…

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C.B.- May 12, 2009 at 4:18 pm
Christ almighty that's a terrible highlight video. We should establish rules for who can have a highlight reel and when it can be done. This one looks like he put it together himself....and struggled throught it.

Rule #1 - You can't make your own highlight video.
Rule #2 - If you can't go three rounds, you can't have a highlight video. * Unless you actually punch or kick your opponents head clean off his body.
Please add...
Clyde- May 11, 2009 at 1:44 pm
Genghis Kon, your new challenge is to make a highlight reel for this guy that looks good. I defy you to.
BackbaconBilly- May 11, 2009 at 12:16 pm
I got confused at the beginning as well,lol...This guy had nothing to get excited about,best part of the highlight real beside the end, was the part just before the END where he thru up that lightening left hand shot from the bottom and seriously rattled that other guys brain.
C-Bus Allstar- May 11, 2009 at 11:38 am
Can on Can crime is probably the funniest (and in this instance true) thing I've read all day.

I was watching the above highlight video saying to myself: "Ok, so his jab looks pretty solid, he needs to keep his hands up a little more.. and man that other guy's face is fucking JACKED!" and then I realise that the guy with the jacked up face is the guy that's supposedly being highlighted. As you can imagine, hilarity ensued.
sPeLLcHeCkEr- May 11, 2009 at 11:34 am
wtf was up with 0:45... looked like a breast stroke more than a gassed out shoot attempt...? yeah barry's got this one down. not impressive.

BTW LOL @ "Can on Can crime".
greenseed- May 11, 2009 at 10:23 am
barry ftw... im always happy to see more canadians in the ufc but this guys gonna get ktfo at 2:31 rd 1
b0redj0rd- May 11, 2009 at 9:55 am
Mmm. Personally I wasn't too impressed with the HL - He's got a punchers chance like anyone I guess, but I'll be betting on the Techno Viking ..
Fucklord- May 11, 2009 at 9:06 am
In order to take a good punch he has to fight opponents capable of delivering good punches, who do not nor have they ever existed in the cagerage heavyweight division
Levi Jones- May 11, 2009 at 9:05 am
If that highlight video shows his best, then his contract is gonna be set for one-and-done status.
?CM- May 11, 2009 at 9:05 am
wtf?? I'm the real SCM, this fucking guy is phony, i don't care what you post just don't do it under my name you fag.
Wyatt- May 11, 2009 at 9:00 am
I think I'd take less pride in "Taking a good punch" in my highlight reel...All that means is you get hit in the face a lot, and if you leave your hands that low and move that slow in the UFC, its going to be a short night.
SCM- May 11, 2009 at 8:37 am
Wow fag. Im not posting anymore under SCM. You fucking piece of shit. Ill be under a different name and posting intelligent stuff unlike this imposter moron. Fuck off and die bitch. SCM is forever retired. So now you guys will know its never me who is talking. Later folks. Fuck you HAL.
kula- May 11, 2009 at 8:20 am
this guy is strong as fuck. too bad he has the lamest highlight video music ever
Canadian Chronic- May 11, 2009 at 8:09 am
horrible technique, no gas tank to speak of, marginally athletic,...very true.

at least the guy fights, unlike...

looking forward to seeing him FIGHT.

spyder u fag
?CM- May 11, 2009 at 8:07 am
look at the guys he beat. Native American guy with face paint and wrestling tights. Wtf is that? Can on Can crime?
?CM- May 11, 2009 at 8:04 am
that Hague guy is a can. Sloppy technique, no cardio, shitty ground game, lame striking. Definitely not UFC caliber fighter. UFC must be despirate for havyweights if they bring this guy in because there is no way he can get past Barry. It's just not gonna happen, he's gonna get his legs destoyed.
Richard Tucker- May 11, 2009 at 7:59 am
This guy is going to get ruined.
Fucklord- May 11, 2009 at 7:56 am
horrible technique, no gas tank to speak of, marginally athletic, Warpath listed as notable victory. Par for the heavyweight course
?CM- May 11, 2009 at 7:48 am