Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes had been involved in a horrific car accident that saw him airlifted to a hospital after his car was struck by a moving train near his hometown.
While details on the situation remained scarce, UFC President Dana White revealed that Hughes was in the hospital being treated for head trauma, and that his family was traveling to the hospital to be with him.
Since then no further updates on Hughes condition have emerged, however the MMA community was quick to begin pouring out their support to Hughes and his family via social media:
Hoping everything is OK with Matt Hughes. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
— Frankie Edgar (@FrankieEdgar) June 16, 2017
If anyone can battle back, it's @matthughes9x . Pray for the champ
— Pat Miletich (@patmiletich) June 16, 2017
Heart and Thoughts go out to @matthughes9x and his family! 🙏🏾
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) June 16, 2017
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) June 16, 2017
My heart aches with the news of Matt Hughes. Matt is a good person & a great representative for our sport of MMA. Get well my frend
— KEN SHAMROCK (@ShamrockKen) June 16, 2017
Prayers out to @matthughes9x
— Jeff Monson (@JeffMonson) June 16, 2017
Say a prayer for Matt Hughes and his family. He was in an car accident vs train. https://t.co/CtWwq1swBL
— DaMarques Johnson (@DaMarques_UFC) June 16, 2017
Thoughts go out to Matt Hughes and his family.
— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) June 16, 2017
— Dave Sholler (@DaveSholler) June 16, 2017
— michael (@bisping) June 16, 2017
Our thoughts are with Matt Hughes and his family. pic.twitter.com/TF6BaHSa85
— UFC (@ufc) June 16, 2017
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/16/2017.