UFC Legend Involved In A Collision With A Moving Train
Former UFC fighter Matt Hughes was involved in a car collision with a moving train on Friday after which he had to be airlifted to the hospital.
Hughes has not fought in a UFC match since 2011, but is considered to be one of the best to ever fight in the 170-pound division, according to Deadspin. The former UFC star held the welterweight championship at various points in the mid-2000’s and retired in 2011 with a 45-9 record, according to ESPN.
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The 43-year-old fighter was nearby his Illinois home when the train collided with the truck he was in. Hughes suffered head trauma during the collision significant enough to call for an airlift to the hospital, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.
White has been in contact with the former fighter’s family who have gone to visit him in the medical facility, but his current condition is not known.
Although Hughes has been retired for about six years he was considering returning to fighting earlier this year, ESPN reports. Hopefully he will make it out of this collision and back to a full recovery.