On June 16th it was reported that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was driving a truck that was struck by a train. He was flown to a hospital shortly after. According to the State Journal-Register, Illinois State Police reported Hughes attempted to cross a set of railroad tracks as a train was approaching the crossing, which was only marked with a sign to alert drivers. The train hit the passenger side of Hughes’ truck.
After a lot of uncertainty about the condition of Hughes and him being in a coma, long time friend and former coach, Pat Miletich provided a health update on the two-time welterweight champion, according to Miletich Hughes is now out of the coma.
“He is surprising the doctors,” Miletich said on The MMA Hour (via MMA Fighting’s Dave Doyle). “He’s making great leaps and he’s no longer in a coma, and he’s improving. It’s going to be a long road. Any type of head trauma at that level, there’s going to be some rehab.”
Undoubtably this is great news for Hughes and the future looks good for one of be most dominant fighters the UFC has seen!