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Ex-UFC champion hospitalized after truck collides with moving train

17 June 2017, 07:22 | Sandy Nunez

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes Airlifted Following Truck Collision With Train

Former UFC champ Matt Hughes involved in train crash, airlifted to hospital

Famed mixed martial artist Matt Hughes was injured Friday morning after his pickup truck was struck by a train in Montgomery County, Illinois.

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.

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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.



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