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Matt Hughes able to leave hospital temporarily two months after serious accident

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes is doing much better little less than two months after being involved in a very serious accident involving a train colliding with the truck he was driving. Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois after sustaining severe head trauma June 16.

Yesterday, the former UFC welterweight champion’s good friend Tony Zucca, provided great news.

“Less than two months ago I didn’t know if my best friend was going to make it, and tonight we made a jail break for sushi (in disguise. Ha),” Zucca wrote. “Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! His progress is nothing short of a miracle.”

“He is working so hard and fights through the frustration,” Zucca said. “He is, as he’s always been, an inspiration. I can’t wait to hit the mats with him again…and he told me today that he has “one more round” left in him! Ha. (He laughed…but definitely wasn’t joking!).”

Hughes sustained no broken bones or internal injuries in the accident, however the former champion was in a coma and breathing with the aid of a respirator.

He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2010 and competed in his final fight in 2011 losing via knockout to Josh Koshcheck.

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