Former UFC champ Matt Hughes involved in train crash, airlifted to hospital

Matt Hughes Rushed To Hospital after Collison with Train

MattHughes Matt Hughes Rushed To Hospital after Collison with Train

"His family is traveling to him now".

White said he's been in contact with Hughes' family, and that they are now en route to the medical facility where the 43-year-old was taken.

"Apparently he has head trauma", White said.

White took to Instagram to post a picture of Hughes along with the words "Matt and Audra" and the prayer icon. The Hillsboro, Illinois native attempted to cross the tracks and the oncoming train slammed into the passenger side of the vehicle, police said.

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Hughes, 45-9, was airlifted to a hospital earlier today after the truck he was in 'collided with a moving train'.

UFC notable Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility following an accident.

Hughes is a UFC Hall of Famer - a 2-time welterweight champion who beat stars like GSP, BJ Penn and Royce Gracie.

Matt Hughes is a former UFC fighter and trained in Davenport for years.

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Hughes is recognized as one of the greatest welterweights in mixed martial arts history.

The UFC tweeted out a graphic of Hughes later on Friday. St-Pierre got his revenge two years later at UFC 65, beating Hughes by TKO.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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