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