EDMONTON – The Maximum Fighting Championship is reviving its heavyweight division, with former UFC veteran Tim (The Thrashing Machine) Hague first in the door.
The Edmonton native will make his MFC debut in his home town Aug. 10 at “MFC 34: Brute Force.”
The MFC dropped its heavyweight division in 2009, unhappy with the depth of talent. Scott (Punk Haole) Junk, who went on the UFC, was the lone MFC heavyweight champion.
Hague (13-5) has won three of his last four fights since being cut by the UFC after there straight losses. He opened his UFC career with a submission win over Pat Barry at UFC 98.
The six-foot-four 265-pounder promised some fireworks when he fights.
“I’ve realized that I’m not a kickboxer, but I’m a boxer with decent jiu-jitsu,” said the 28-year-old former elementary school. “It doesn’t bother me to fight a kickboxer because I’m going to push forward and connect with my hands.
“I’m not going to look for the takedown. I’d rather stand and let my hands go and make it an exciting fight for the fans.”