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UFC Fighter Making Miraculous Recovery After Being Hit By Train

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Former UFC two-time welterweight champion Matt Hughes was almost unbeatable in his career. Sporting an impressive 45-9 record and winning two championships, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Hughes retired in 2011, but his classic fights are still ranked as some of the greatest in the history of the sport.

Hughes finished off his career with two losses in 2010 and 2011, but it did not take away from his winning reputation. Earlier in 2017, Hughes had talked about making a comeback to the octagon, training to get back into fighting shape.

His return to the octagon was put on hold in June, however, when Hughes was struck by a train in Iliinois. His pickup truck was struck on the passenger side of the car. Details on his condition were sparse, with fans only knowing it was serious.

MEDIA STATEMENT: Former UFC fighter and Hillsboro native Matt Hughes was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in the...

Posted by HSHS St. John's Hospital on Friday, June 16, 2017

Hughes did not suffer any broken bones or internal bleeding, but he was placed in a medically induced coma. His condition was touch-and-go at best, with doctors not knowing if or when he would wake up, and what permanent damage might be lingering. Fans were left in the dark on Hughes' condition which is understandable given the severity, but they were hoping to get some tidbit of information to ease their minds.

Well now, two months later, they got some information that most certainly will make them happy.

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