MATT Hughes is a retired MMA welterweight who was put into a medically induced coma after the truck he was in collided with a train.
Hughes had to be flown to a medical facility after suffering a head injury and has been on the road to recovery ever since.
What happened to Matt Hughes?
Hughes was 43 when he was involved in a horrendous accident in 2017.
The former two-time welterweight king suffered fatal injuries after his pickup truck collided with a moving train in Raymond Illinois.
According to Sportskeeda, Hughes was on the Beelers Trail, on his way back from Montgomery County, when the accident occurred.
Hughes was reportedly unable to spot an approaching train due to the absence of rail crossing signals.
The train then crashed into Hughes’ pickup truck on the passenger side, causing fatal injuries.
The fighter was rushed to hospital, where doctors put him in a medically induced coma for nineteen days.
Four years after the accident, Matt Hughes continues to improve his fine motor skills and occasionally updates his followers on his progress.
Two-time welterweight champion Hughes retired from the sport in 2011 after finishing his career with a 54-9 record.
However, not long before his accident, he revealed that he was considering a dramatic return to the sport.
What did Matt Hughes say from the accident?
After the accident, Hughes admitted that he went through a difficult phase, in which he said he considered the possibility of taking his own life.
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Speaking with Planet Hank’s media productions, Hughes said he suffered mentally following the accident and battled suicidal tendencies.
“I had the traumatic brain injury from the train that hit me so hard … it gave me a brain cut, which is ripping the axon out of the brain,” he said.
He said he wanted to stand out as an example for people who suffer in similar situations.