UFC Legend Matt Hughes Airlifted To Hospital After Being Involved In Serious Crash With Moving Train

By 06.16.17

UFC legend Matt Hughes apparently had to be airlifted to the hospital and has suffered “some degree of head trauma” after being involved in a collision with a moving train near his home in Illinois according to UFC President Dana White.

White said that he’s been in contact with Hughes’ family and that they are en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken.

“Apparently he has head trauma,” White said. “His family is traveling to him now.”

White did not know where the accident happened. He said Hughes, who lives in Illinois, was apparently helping a friend when the accident occurred. No further details are available at this time.

Back in the mid 2000’s Hughes was a dominant champion in the UFC’s welterweight division beating several prominent fighters like George St Pierre and Royce Gracie before retiring with a 45-9 record in 2011.

We’ll update this post as soon as more information is available.


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