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Matt Hughes Airlifted After Truck Hits Train

Written by Tom Ngo
June 16th, 2017
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Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a hospital after the truck he occupied hit a moving train.

UFC president Dana White confirmed the news Friday with ESPN.com.

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

White was unaware of where the accident occurred, but did say Hughes was helping a friend at the time. It is believed Hughes currently lives in Illinois.

It is unknown if Hughes was the driver of the vehicle.

White didn’t provide any further details regarding Hughes’ situation.

The UFC was quick to offer up their support for the UFC Hall of Famer.

Hughes, the UFC’s second-most decorated welterweight champ behind Georges St-Pierre, retired from MMA in 2011 after getting knocked out in consecutive bouts.

He was subsequently named the UFC’s vice president of athlete development and government relations. Hughes was laid off from that position in December after the UFC was sold to WME-IMG last July for $4 billion.

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