Matt Hughes Awakens From Coma After Colliding With Moving Train A Month Ago
Last month, former UFC welterweight champion and Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was airlifted to a medical facility after his truck hit a moving train.
He had been in a coma ever since.
On Monday, some positive news came out when Pat Miletich updated the world on Hughes’ health on ‘The MMA Hour’. After more than five weeks, Miletich confirmed that Matt had awaken from his coma.
“He is surprising the doctors,” Miletich said, according to MMAFighting.com’s Dave Doyle. “He’s making great leaps and he’s no longer in a coma, and he’s improving. It’s going to be a long road. Any type of head trauma at that level, there’s going to be some rehab.”
Pat also shed some light on what exactly happened that night when his truck collided with the train:
“The (train) engineer said, Matt had stopped on the gravel road,” Miletich said. “It’s a hill, goes up, it’s a real quick hill that goes up to the railroad tracks. He had stopped, then tried to get across it in time. The train was going almost 50 mph.
“When you’re out in the country, there’s no crossing guards, there’s no lights. It’s almost like, he saw it, then tried to beat it. What I would say is that, you’re on a gravel road out in country on a hill and you’re trying to punch it and get over, you’re going to swing tires, he didn’t get across in time and got clipped on the passenger side.”
“Nobody is allowed to visit him besides family,” Miletich said. “That’s it right now. They don’t want to overload him, they want his energy to go to healing and not to anything else.
“I’m 100 percent sure he’s going to make a full recovery.”
Just awesome news.