MMA star Matt Hughes airlifted after train collides with truck

by Leon Thompson June 17, 2017, 4:24
MMA star Matt Hughes airlifted after train collides with truck

At this point we have no more details on how seriously Hughes was injured in the accident, but the fact that he was airlifted to the hospital implies the situation was serious. His condition was not immediately available, but Illinois State Police described his injuries as serious.

Hughes was traveling eastbound on the trail when he approached a rail crossing marked with crossbucks. "(Hughes) crossed the railroad tracks directly in front of a train and the train struck the passenger side of the truck".

"Officers with the Illinois State Police Crash Reconstruction Unit are investigating the crash". Hughes is a two time former UFC Welterweight Champion, defeating Carlos Newton at UFC 38 and Georges St. Pierre at UFC 50 to claim the championship.

Hughes is a UFC Hall of Famer - a 2-time welterweight champion who beat stars like GSP, BJ Penn and Royce Gracie.

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The Illinois native retired from mixed martial arts in 2013, a year-and-a-half after suffering a KO loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 135.

Hughes (45-9), who beat some of the promotion's most renowned fighters, including George St-Pierre, B.J. Penn and Royce Gracie, resides in IL.

According to Robbins, Hughes' family is also at the hospital.


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