Official statement from Hughes family about accident

Sunday, June 18, 2017

On Friday UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was in a vehicle that collided with a moving train, and was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois.

“The HSHS St. John’s Regional Trauma Team stabilized him and continues to help him in his recovery,” said the hospital in a statement. “Hughes’ family asks that you respect their privacy during this difficult time. They ask that you keep Matt in your thoughts and prayers.”

Now the family has released and official statement, via Facebook.

Our family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. Please understand that there are many false reports out there by people who say they are close to the family. We will post another update here when we have more news.

Matt is stable and has no broken bones or internal injuries. He has some minor lacerations and bruising and is currently being weaned from his ventilator. He is not yet awake and not responding as we would like to see but we see the fight in him.

Matt’s strength and determination along with God’s Mercy and Grace will bring him through this.

We ask that you all continue to pray.

Further details from the family will be reported as they become available.