ESPN is reporting that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was in a truck that collided with a moving train.
ESPN’s Brett Okamoto is reporting that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a hospital after the vehicle he was in collided with a moving train earlier today. The report came directly from UFC president Dana White, who had spoken with Hughes’ family.
“Apparently he has head trauma,” White said. “His family is traveling to him now.”
White said he didn’t know the exact location of the accident, only that Hughes, an Illinois resident, had been helping a friend at the time. No further details are available currently.
Matt Hughes retired in 2011 with a 45-9 record. He held the welterweight belt multiple times, and is considered one of the greatest welterweights ever. His last fight was a knockout loss to Josh Koscheck. Hughes had been reportedly considering a return to MMA action over the last few months.
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— UFC (@ufc) June 16, 2017
BloodyElbow.com will keep our readers updated on Hughes’ condition as more information becomes available.