Still Unresponsive 5 Days After Accident, UFC Fighters Continue Messages To Matt Hughes

On Friday, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was struck by a moving train while driving in a truck.

As of Tuesday, the former UFC welterweight champion is still in a coma.

UFC fighters are continuing to send positive messages to Hughes and his family.

UFC star “Super” Sage Northcutt shared a picture with the UFC legend on his Twitter.

“Please pray for Matt Hughes who was involved in a car wreck and is in a coma,” Northcutt said in a tweet.

UFC strawweight Felice Herrig also sent out a message to Hughes. Both fighters are from the state of Illinois, where the accident took place.

“I’m really just trying to send out as many good and positive thoughts and vibes to Matt Hughes and his family,” Herrig said in a video. “I really hope he can make it through this like the fighter that he is.”

Herrig is scheduled to compete this Sunday at a UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma City. She will fight undefeated strawweight Justin Kish.

Northcutt is expected to return to the UFC on July 29 at UFC 214. He will return to the lightweight division to fight Claudio Puelles.