Hughes Family Provides Positive Update On A “Stable” Matt Hughes, Ask for Privacy

UFC Hall-of-Famer and former champion Matt Hughes has suffered a terrible accident. Driving in his vehicle, the fighter’s truck was struck by a train, leaving the fighter with head trauma. As a result, Hughes was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Now, it would appear that the fighter is in a stable condition.

The State Journal-Register has the full story:

“RAYMOND — Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes, a Hillsboro High School graduate, was seriously injured Friday when his pickup was hit by a train on Beelers Trail in Montgomery County, southwest of Raymond.

Hughes, 43, was taken to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield by helicopter, hospital officials said Friday afternoon.

‘The HSHS St. John’s Regional Trauma Team stabilized him and continues to help him in his recovery, a statement from the hospital said. ‘Hughes’ family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. They ask that you keep Matt in your thoughts and prayers.’

Illinois State Police said Hughes was heading east on Beelers Trail about 10:45 a.m. and crossed the railroad tracks directly in front of the train. The train struck the passenger side of the truck.”