Number one ranked Canadian heavyweight Tim Hague recently announced signing with Kumite Combate, a Brazilian promotion. His first opponent is an unexpected one.
Brazil Jan 20 in Kumite Combate, I'm fighting ex UFC heavyweight champ, and world champ kickboxer Maurice Smith. Looking for sponsors who would like to help me out on my path back to the UFC. This is a very important fight for me. The support is greatly appreciated!! Merry Christmas.
Ronald Lee Sartin II
Mo Smith is still around? Damn. Impressive.
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Maurice Smith (13-13) lost his UFC heavyweight title to Randy Couture, in 1997. Following a UFC loss to Babalu in 2000, he retired, but fought three more times in recent years, beating Marco Ruas in 2007, and Rick Roufus in 2008, and finally losing one to Hidehiko Yoshida.
Tim Hague was thriced released by the UFC, the latest time after losing to Matt Mitrione at UFN 23. He recently defeated Vin Lucero at Aggression MMA 8, and hopes to put together a run to get back in the UFC.