MMA star Matt Hughes injured after train collides with truck

Posted June 17, 2017

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was badly injured in a vehicle accident in IL on Friday when a truck he was in collided with a moving train, law enforcement tells TMZ Sports.

White said he's been in contact with Hughes' family, and that they are now en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken. He was flown to a hospital in Springfield. The two-time UFC 170-pound champion retired after a loss to Josh Koscheck in 2011.

The driver of the truck, UFC Hall of Fame Member Matt Hughes, crossed the tracks in front of a train and was hit. "His family is traveling to him now".

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More details have emerged regarding former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes' tragic accident this morning.

The UFC Twitter account also sent the Hughes family their well-wishes.

UFC spokesman David Lockett said the promotion will respect Hughes' family's privacy and "keep Matt and his family in our prayers".

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The incident occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. local time in Montgomery County, Illinois, when Hughes' pickup truck approached a "railroad grade crossing marked with crossbucks", according to Illinois State Police.

Fightful will continue to provide further updates on Hughes' condition when they are made available.

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