UFC legend Matt Hughes was seriously injured early Friday morning after the truck he was driving was struck by a train.
HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill. has been treating Hughes, who UFC president Dana White said suffered head trauma, and issued a statement on his condition.
The statement read:
Former UFC fighter and Hillsboro native Matt Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in the noon hour on Friday, June 16, 2017. The HSHS St. John’s Regional Trauma Team stabilized him and continues to help him in his recovery.
Hughes’ family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. They ask that you keep Matt in your thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts are with Matt Hughes and his family. pic.twitter.com/TF6BaHSa85
— UFC (@ufc) June 16, 2017
Hughes, who once dominated the 170-pound division, is considered one of the greatest welterweights of all time and has cemented his status as a UFC Hall of Famer.
Our thoughts are with Hughes and his family during this difficult time.
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