UFC president Dana White earlier said he had been in contact with Hughes' family. It's not clear exactly what state he is in, but his family is headed to meet him, per White. Hughes (45-9) is now 43-years old and retired from fighting in 2011.
Hughes' accident took place north of his hometown of Hillsboro, Illinois.
In a statement, the hospital reported a trauma team stabilized Hughes and passed on a request from the Hughes family asking for privacy.
Philando Castile death: Police officer found not guilty
Castile's family members reacted angrily to the verdict, with his mother, Valerie, standing and swearing as the verdict was read. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds , and her 4-year-old daughter, were also in the auto at the time of the shooting.
This afternoon, UFC czar Dana White announced that Hughes was involved in a collision with a moving train near his home in IL. According to SJ-R.com, the state police are investigating the crash.
"Apparently he has head trauma", White said when sharing the news with ESPN. He is recognized as one of the greatest 170 pound fighters of all time.
He is a Two-time Welterweight Champion.
Hughes also has victories over the likes of Matt Serra, B.J. Penn, Royce Gracie, Frank Trigg and Sean Sherk, among others.
Iowa's unemployment rate holds steady at 3.1 percent
Labor force statistics, including the unemployment rate, are based on estimates from the Current Population Survey of households. As the number of employed residents rose, the number of jobless residents declined by 6,021 to 246,348.
A little longer for final North Carolina budget to go public
House Democrats will take another look at a Senate-approved spending plan next week as a way to end a two-year budget stalemate. "We are still discussing some differences that we have", Senate leader Phil Berger of Rockingham County told reporters.
Murray wins in straight sets
With some exquisite returning and acutely angled groundstrokes, Murray raced through the final set and into the fourth round. The left-hander blasted 31 winners as he took just 93 minutes to dismiss Uruguayan 22nd seed Pablo Cuevas 6-2 6-2 6-3.