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From scary accident to coma to rolling, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes is back on the mat

Matt Hughes’ incredible recovery continues.

Hughes, once in a coma after a horrific truck-train collision, was on the mat recently rolling around with longtime friend Tony Zucca.

“I leave for only five days and come back to his ass wanting (and able) to roll! Unbelievable! Spare me the grappling lessons,” Zucca wrote Monday on Instagram.

One week after posting a picture of Hughes smiling in a wheelchair, Yucca posted a video of the UFC Hall of Famer controlling him in guard and even attempting a guillotine choke.

“The only things that are important: firing muscles that haven’t been used in a long time…and having fun!” Zucca wrote. “So awesome to see that smile and hear that laugh again.”

The clip is an incredible testament to Hughes’ resiliency. Two months ago, his prognosis was dire after his truck collided with a train on a country road in Raymond, Ill. The 43-year-old UFC Hall of Famer was airlifted to a hospital and placed in a medically induced coma because of a brain bleed. His longtime coach, Pat Miletich, said the former UFC champion might have been trying to beat the train and spun his tires before he crossed the tracks.

But since the accident, Hughes has made rapid progress. He came out of a coma in July, according to Miletich, and has been making huge strides as he recovers. Yucca said the transformation is nothing short of miraculous.

“If I posted a video from day one and compared it to today…and you still didn’t believe in miracles…well, there’s nothing that’s ever going to change your mind,” he wrote.

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