Tim Hague is writing a book (first chapter)
In the beginning there was a 20 something, moderately handsome, fairly good shape gentleman with a big heart. He stood 6'3 weighed about 240 lbs, had short brown hair and he was able to breathe clearly through his nose without any obstruction or difficulty. It was December of 2005 and he was in his final year of university. A 5 year tenure of which he was obtaining his Bachelor of Education from The University of Alberta. Visions of being a successful gym teacher possibly starting a small family and settling down consumed his mind. Little did he know, over the course of the next 10 months his life would drastically change, and a completely unexpected path would be built with his own two hands, and his face... His face handled a lot of the hardships that were about to come to a front.
I lived in a house on Whyte ave with Marshall Grabski and Dallas Rodier. 3 guys have a lot of fun and crazy times together. 1 night we decided you have a competition to see who was the toughest guy in our house. Marshall Drank a shot of dish soap, Dallas took a sip from a dirty old frying pan that was sitting on the stove. It had a bit of water it is all nasty from the steak I had cooked about 4 days earlier. Are you gone away with doing the splits as low as I could go. I could always crush more beers than they could so I got off easy because I think they were pretty drunk to do that stuff. Anyways we ended up At a seedy little bar and continued punching 1 another in the face to see who was tougher. It was quite the scene. It was karaoke night and there was a little old lady on the dance floor trying to sing Alanis Morissette while us 3 guys slugged away at each other and the bartender looked on in disbelief. I've got a ton of other stories from living in this house but maybe I'll save them for a different book.
We were all big into downhill mountain biking and took a couple of trips to the mountains. I guess you could say we were adrenaline junkies. Dallas and Marshall worked at a machine shop and they got me a part time job there as well. Quite often this big Ol fella named Karl "The Freak" Erickson would stop by the shop to pick up or drop off parts that needed machining. 1 day he took a look at me and kind of sized me up. He said there were some guys training to fight at body quest gym. He invited me out Tuesday and Thursday nights. It sounded like another way to get a good adrenaline rush so the the next Tuesday I showed up. Nick Penner Kyle Cardinal Travis Galbraith were all there, as well as Karl. I didn't know this at the time but the first 3 were some of the most skilled cats in Canada. For the next 6 months I proceeded to get my ass handed to me twice a week for about an hour and a half. It was really not very much fun but I stuck it out and eventually I started to land the odd submission and land the odd punch. I was hitting the gym on the other day of he week as well, so i was getting into half assed shape. August 2006 rolled around and Travis asked me if i wanted to try a pro fight. I was on my way to Big Valley Jamboree with Kevin Witney and Michael Gardiner, i was riding shotgun and i was half snapped at the time so I asked if id make money. Travis Said 200 to fight 200 more if i win. I thought 400 bucks to scrap some chump, what the hell?
So when I returned from Big Valley I moved in with Travis and we trained twice a day. I think we also partied twice a day if i remember correctly, we Were kinda wild. We were showing up at Body Quest all the time and i started noticing the beautiful little receptionist who worked there. Apparently she had noticed me as well. Travis and I took her out one night to Wooly Bullies, and her and I hit it off big time. The rest was history. Her name was Brianne Walker. Eventually one warm summer day in 2007 i was helping her father with yard work. I mustered up the courage and asked him if i could marry his daughter. He told me that was a very honorable thing to do and that guys don't really do that sort of thing any more. To me, it just seemed like the right thing to do. He told me that i could marry his daughter as long as i promised him that my family always came first no matter what. We shook hands, and on April 28, 2008 I would marry that beautiful little gym receptionist.
September 2006 was quickly approaching and I had a date with Eric MacDonald in King of The Cage. I trained pretty hard, cause i had a new girlfriend to impress, but god Damn i should have cut back on the partying.
Chapter 2: My First Fight.....
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