VIDEO | Matt Hughes is back on the mats just two months after his accident

August 22, 2017 6:33 am by Tom Taylor

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes is the picture of perseverance. Roughly two months after his truck was hit by a train in Illinois, he’s already returned to the mats for a bit of light rolling.

See the footage of Hughes’ remarkable return to the mats, which was shared by his friend Tony zucca, at the top of this post:

“I leave for only five days and come back to his ass wanting (and able) to roll,” Zucca said of Hughes. “Unbelievable! Spare me the grappling lessons. The only things that are important: firing muscles that haven’t been used in a long time…and having fun! So awesome to see that smile and hear that laugh again. 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.”

Matt Hughes, who is one of the most dominant welterweights in MMA history, holds wins over Carlos Newton, Hayato Sakurai, Sean Sherk, Frank Trigg, Georges St-Pierre, Joe Riggs, BJ Penn, Chris Lytle, Matt Serra, Renzo Gracie, Ricardo Almeida, and many others.

What do you think of Matt Hughes’ incredible recovery?

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/22/2017.


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