UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision

Matt Hughes

Illinois State Police said Hughes' pickup was traveling on a road in central Illinois when the driver crossed railroad tracks marked with a warning. White, who spoke to ESPN after hearing news of the accident, said that Hughes was driving a truck that collided with a train.

This afternoon, UFC czar Dana White announced that Hughes was involved in a collision with a moving train near his home in IL.

White told ESPN.com that Hughes suffered head trauma, but additional details about his condition weren't immediately available.

White said Hughes, 43, was apparently helping a friend when the accident occurred.




Hughes, 43, now lives in Hillsboro, Illinois.

Hughes is considered to be one of the best welterweight fighters of all time while earning the UFC's 170-pound strap twice during his career.

While it remains unknown as to exactly where the accident occurred, the IL native was allegedly helping a friend at the time of the incident. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family. He beat MMA legend Royce Gracie and is one of two people ever to defeat Georges St-Pierre in the octagon.

Starsport will keep you updated with the latest developments in this unfolding story.

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