Three years ago Tim Hague was seen by many as one of the future players in MMA’s heavyweight division after racking up a 10-1 record including a first-frame finish of Pat Barry at UFC 98. However, the heavy-handed finisher followed up his win over Barry with a trio of consecutive losses inside the Octagon and struggled to find consistent success after being released, going 4-3 in his seven scraps since.

Unfortunately, it appears the 28-year old Hague  has now called it quits on his career after falling in the opening round last weekend to Mike Hackert at MFC 34.

News of the Canadian’s retirement came by way of Facebook where he wrote, “Sorry everyone. I was the most prepared I’ve ever been. Never trained or dieted harder. I had a good run, but like I told my coach and my girl a few weeks ago. That was my last fight. Thanks for the support over the last 6 years. On to the next chapter of my life.”

Hague leaves the sport with a 14-7 record including twelve finishes and wins over the likes of Barry and Travis Wiuff.