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Video: Recovering Matt Hughes returns to hospital to honor nurses who treated him

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Matt Hughes continues his recovery from a near-fatal truck accident earlier this year, a recovery that would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the medical staff at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

That’s why the UFC hall-of-famer recently returned to the facility to honor his attending nurses Ashley Hull and Megan Simpson, who were both nominated and subsequently awarded for their dedication to their craft.

It’s nice to have a feel-good story these days.

Hughes was hospitalized back in June after the truck he was driving collided with a train. His future was unknown at the time and doctors recommended the “minimally responsive” wrestler be paired with a brain specialist.

Just a few months later and Hughes was already back on the mats.

While his UFC return is officially off the table, something tells me his unemployment is going to end sooner rather than later. Not sure we can say the same about that other “knucklehead,” but that’s Scott Coker’s problem.


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