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Matt Hughes Emergency Airlifted To Hospital Following Tragic Accident

Published On June 16, 2017 | MMA News

According to ESPN, Dana White told them former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility after the truck he was in collided with a moving train Friday.

“Apparently he has head trauma,” White said. “His family is traveling to him now.”

This is terrible news, and we just wanted to let Hughes and his family know our thoughts are with them. There are not a ton of details yet and if anybody can recover from something like this it would be a legend like Matt.


The family released a statement on Matt’s conditions. They said:

Official Family Statement

Matthew Hughes, Audra Hughes, Annette Fuller, Emily Hays Hughes

Our family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Please understand that there are many false reports out there by people who say they are close to the family. We will post another update here when we have more news. Matt is stable and has no broken bones or internal injuries. He has some minor lacerations and bruising and is currently being weaned from his ventilator. He is not yet awake and not responding as we would like to see but we see the fight in him. Matts strength and determination along with God’s Mercy and Grace will bring him through this. We ask that you all continue to pray.

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