His family says that Matt Hughes is stable, but a nonprofit organization has stepped up to offer to transport him to a center specializing in brain injuries.
According to the family of Matt Hughes, he is in stable condition and suffered no broken bones in a recent accident where his vehicle was struck by a train. But he has not awoken and is not responsive yet, and UFC president Dana White has stated that the UFC Hall of Famer has suffered head trauma.
The 43-year-old’s condition, and the circumstances around the accident, remain a mystery. He is currently at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. But according to MMA Junkie, a nonprofit organization has offered to transport Hughes to a facility specializing in traumatic brain injury in Atlanta.
The Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation recently contacted the Hughes family with the offer. Their mission is apparently to “support the family unit through biblical principles from the initial impact of a tragedy of illness.”
This is what the MMA Junkie article stated:
“According to a person close to the family, who asked for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, Triumph founder Reggie Jones has offered to evaluate Hughes and get him transferred to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, a facility that specializes in traumatic brain injuries.”
It’s unclear at this point what the family’s response to the offer was.
Hughes was one of the greatest fighters in the history of the UFC, and recently worked for the company in an executive role until the company was sold to WME-IMG, when he and other former fighters were released from their positions.