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UPDATE: Matt Hughes awake and responsive after being hit by train

Good news coming out of what is a tragic situation involving UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes.  Yesterday Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois, after a truck he was in, was struck on the passenger side by an oncoming train.

Monte Cox, longtime manager of the former two-time UFC welterweight champion said that Hughes is not in a coma as initially reported.

“His eyes are closed, but he is awake today and squeezing hands,” Cox said.

According to MMAJunkie, “Cox on Friday said he’d been informed that Hughes had suffered a collapsed lung and was in a medically induced coma because of a brain bleed. But Hughes apparently made a quick turnaround this morning and is now responsive.”

Yesterday, the hospital released the below statement regarding Matt Hughes:

After retirement from mixed martial arts, Hughes took the role of VP of athlete development and government relations with the UFC. He was released from the position last year.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes readily available.

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