MMA star Matt Hughes injured after train collides with truck

MMA star Matt Hughes injured after train collides with truck

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility after the truck he was in collided with a train Friday.

"Apparently he has head trauma", White told ESPN. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. Audra is the UFC Hall of Famer's wife. Following the accident, Hughes was reportedly airlifted to a hospital, where UFC President Dana White stated that he was being treated for head trauma. White had few other details and did not know where or how the accident occurred.

According to Illinois State Police investigators, the accident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Beelers Trail.

Police say the pickup was traveling on a road in central Illinois Friday when the driver crossed railroad tracks marked with a warning.

Hughes himself recently made news in the MMA world by teasing a comeback, something fellow retired fighter Chuck Liddell has been doing as well.

Matt Hughes hasn't fought in the UFC since 2011, but he held the welterweight championship for two stints during the mid-2000's and is considered one of the greatest fighters of all-time in the 170-pound division.


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