UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision

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Illinois State Police say former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was injured in a collision between a pickup truck and train.

White told ESPN.com that Hughes suffered head trauma, but additional details about his condition weren't immediately available. It's not clear exactly what state he is in, but his family is headed to meet him, per White.

John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois confirmed Hughes, 43, was airlifted to the facility at noon (local time). Hughes now lives in IL and was helping a friend when the accident took place.

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While it remains unknown as to exactly where the accident occurred, the IL native was allegedly helping a friend at the time of the incident.

UFC notable Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility following an accident. The train struck the passenger side of the truck Hughes was in. The two-time UFC 170-pound champion retired after a loss to Josh Koscheck in 2011.

Hughes' job was eliminated by the UFC previous year after the company was sold, and he recently hinted at an interest in a return to fighting. St-Pierre got his revenge two years later at UFC 65, beating Hughes by TKO. We'll update the story as it develops.

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