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Mixed martial artist Matt Hughes, 43, injured in vehicle collision with train on Beelers Trail near Raymond, Illinois

Modified Date: 
Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:37am
Accident Date: 
Friday, June 16, 2017

MMA star Matt Hughes airlifted after train collides with truck

Authorities said Hughes, 43, was airlifted to a Springfield hospital via Arch Air Medical Services. The nature of his injuries isn’t clear yet, but WAND-TV reports that he was seriously injured.

UFC legend Matt Hughes suffers head trauma after accident

Hughes is a UFC Hall of Famer who twice held the organization’s welterweight belt. While he retired in 2011, the 43-year-old had been publicly contemplating a comeback earlier this year.

Hospital officials release statement updating the condition of Matt Hughes

Shortly following the accident, Hughes was airlifted to a nearby hospital, where UFC President Dana White stated that he was being treated for head trauma.

Matt Hughes ‘awake and responsive’ following car-train accident Friday morning

Cox added that doctors and family are “optimistic and hopeful” about Hughes’ current condition.

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes 'showing signs of improvement' after coming off ventilator

Hughes’ condition has since improved, which has resulted in the doctors taking him off a ventilator.

People Involved: 
Matt Hughes
Beelers Trail

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