What Happened to Matt Hughes ? He Return to UFC & Hospitalized
MMA fighters in the UFC, Matt Hughes suffered a serious injury last year, but now
he made an emotional return to the Octagon.
What happened to Matt Hughes last year?
Matt Hughes fought and won some of the toughest fights in the Octagon to be crowned UFC champion twice. But he’s truly a great fighter who fought his way back to recovery after a horrific accident nearly killed him. Less than a year after Matt Hughes’ car crash, he returned to the UFC
On June 16, 2017, reports broke that Matt Hughes was hospitalized after a serious car accident. He was driving his truck at a crossing near his home in Montgomery County, Illinois when a train crashed into the truck’s passenger side.
A Testimony of Resilience
Miletich was confident that his protégé would make a full recovery soon —and boy was he right! It was only in August when Hughes’ longtime friend, Tony Zucca shared a clip of the welterweight champion rolling with him on the mat. Zucca has been sharing posts about Hughes’ recovery and it was nothing short of awe-inspiring.
Four months after the accident, Hughes was walking and laughing with his family and friends. In October, the month he turned 44, he was back at HSHS St. John’s Hospital to personally thank the two nurses who immediately treated him.
On June 16, 2017, Hughes was hospitalized with a serious head injury after a train struck the passenger side of his truck at a rail crossing near his home in Montgomery County, Illinois, leaving him with neurological damage.