MMA star Matt Hughes injured after train collides with truck

Former UFC champ Matt Hughes airlifted to hospital after truck collides with train

White revealed to ESPN that the 43-year-old Hughes was helping a friend out, when the vehicle he was riding in collided with a moving train.

Illinois State Police say former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was injured in a collision between a pickup truck and train.

No other information is available at this time.

"Apparently he has head trauma", White said when sharing the news with ESPN. The train struck the passenger side of the truck.

The crash occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Beelers Trail, according to the Illinois State Police.

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Hughes (45-9), who beat some of the promotion's most renowned fighters, including George St-Pierre, B.J. Penn and Royce Gracie, resides in IL.

Hughes is among the most accomplished welterweights in MMA history.

A two-time champ, he is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.

Chronicling Hughes' wonderful career as a whole truly makes the tragedy of his unfortunate scenario even more heart-wrenching, so myself and all of the LowKick team send nothing but the best out to Matt, his family, his friends, and all of his fans.

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