MENU
#UFC Fight Night 55 #Fabricio Werdum #Marcin Tybura #UFC 217 #GSP #Michael Bisping


(Courtesy of MMAFightingonSBN)

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes is beating all the odds in his latest, the biggest, fight of his life.

Hughes was emotional, but smiling… and walking… and talking… as he returned to HSHS St. John’s Hospital recently, not for treatment, but to join his friend Tony Zucca in honoring the nurses that helped him survive and recover from a horrific car accident that nearly claimed his life.

Hughes had been hospitalized at St. John’s for weeks after his truck collided with an oncoming train in Illinois on June 16 and he was airlifted for treatment because of severe head injuries. According to police, Hughes drove his truck across railroad tracks directly in the path of an oncoming train, which struck the passenger side of his vehicle.

Hughes was stabilized by medical personnel, but was in a coma for quite some time as a result of the car accident.

The severity of the incident left many doubtful that he would recover, but Hughes’ family and friends rallied around him, holding prayer vigils and steadfastly believing that the mental fortitude that drove him to becoming one of the most storied champions in UFC history and his faith would carry him through this battle.

His friend and family appear to have been correct. Though Hughes has not been shown often in public since the accident, the video of him honoring his nurses at St. John’s will certainly melt the hearts of many that felt he might not make it through this fight. 

Though Hughes is obviously still struggling with some of his motor skills, it’s an incredible turn of events to see the former UFC welterweight champion back on his feet, smiling, and talking, winning the biggest fight of his life.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

UFC Broadcaster Joe Rogan Making His Studio Great Again | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 71 views

UFC broadcaster Joe Rogan has his own popular podcast. He is adding a little American flair to make his podcast studio great again. read news >>

Dana White Claims Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor Broke Pay-Per-View Record | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 50 views

UFC president Dana White claims that the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match broke the all-time pay-per-view record. read news >>

Cody Garbrandt, T.J. Dillashaw Agree They Are 'The Real Main Event' at UFC 217 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 27 views

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and top contender T.J. Dillashaw don't agree on much but they are least on the same page with one topic of discussion. While the title fight between Garbrandt read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk to Rose Namajunas: 'You are mentally unstable and you are broken already' | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

UFC women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is well known for her ferocious style inside the Octagon as well as her intimidating stare downs with every opponent she's faced in the UFC. Well a read news >>

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 'Can you imagine this elbow on Rose's face? I can!' (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 18 views

UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk shows off some of the impressive, powerful striking skills that she plans to use on Rose Namajunas. read news >>

Al Iaquinta Out of UFC 218, Paul Felder Awaits New Opponent | MMAWeekly.com

  • 20 days ago
  • 20 views

UFC 218 has taken a hit with the loss of Al Iaquinta from his fight against Paul Felder read news >>

UFC 217 Countdown: Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 14 views

UFC 217 Countdown goes into the camps of the 6 stars competing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 4. read news >>

UFC 217 Countdown: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Rose Namajunas | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 16 views

UFC 217 Countdown goes into the camps of the 6 stars competing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 4. read news >>

UFC 217 Countdown: Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre | MMAWeekly.com

  • 19 days ago
  • 25 views

UFC 217 Countdown goes into the camps of the 6 stars competing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Nov. 4. read news >>

Michael Bisping Rips GSP and His Coaches; Cody Garbrandt Blasts Dillashaw and Ludwig | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 12 views

UFC champs Michael Bisping and Cody Garbrandt joined the latest edition of Fight Society and unloaded on their upcoming UFC 217 opponents. read news >>