Matt Hughes airlifted to medical facility after car accident

Matt Hughes

Tragic news surfaced Friday morning that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes had been airlifted to a medical facility according to UFC President Dana White.

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

While details on the situation are scarce at the present time, White gave what little info he had:

“Apparently he has head trauma,” White said. “His family is traveling to him now.”

Stay tuned for updates on this situation as they become available, and keep Matt Hughes & his family in your thoughts during this time.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/16/2017.