The UFC Corridor of Famer was critically injured and airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital on Friday after the pickup truck he was driving collided with a practice.
UFC star Matt Hughes is hospitalized after a automotive accident. The forty three-yr-previous wrestler and combined martial artist was badly injured after his pickup truck collided with a practice in Montgomery County, Illinois on Friday, June sixteen.
The incident occurred at roughly 10:forty five A.M. native time. Based on Illinois State Police, the pickup truck he was driving approached “railroad grade crossing marked with crossbucks.” Hughes crossed the railroad tracks instantly in entrance of a practice and the practice struck the passenger aspect of the truck.
Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital. UFC president Dana White advised ESPN that Hughes suffered head trauma within the accident. Giving an replace on the UFC Corridor of Famer’s situation, the hospital stated in a press release launched on Friday afternoon, “Former UFC fighter and Hillsboro native Matt Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital within the midday hour on Friday, June sixteen, 2017. The HSHS St. John’s Regional Trauma Group stabilized him and continues to assist him in his restoration.”
“Hughes’ household asks that you simply respect their privateness throughout this troublesome time. They ask that you simply hold Matt in your ideas and prayers,” the assertion learn.
Hughes, a 2-time welterweight champion, final fought within the UFC in 2011. Earlier this yr, he mulled a comeback.
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