Matt Hughes Making “Miracle” Recovery
UFC Hall Of Famer, Matt Hughes is on the mend after a tragic accident this past June.
Tony Zucca, a close friend of Hughes, updated on his Facebook page what he says is “miracle” progress for the UFC legend Sunday. He even included a picture of himself and Hughes, writing that he was able to take Hughes, who is in a wheelchair, out for sushi.
“Less than two months ago I didn’t know if my best friend was going to make it, and tonight we made a jail break for sushi (in disguise. Ha)… Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! His progress is nothing short of a miracle.”
The former UFC Champion was seriously injured when a truck he was driving was struck by a train in June. He has been at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Ill., ever since. Hughes had no broken bones or internal injuries, but was only minimally responsive a week after the crash.
According to Zucca, the UFC Hall of Famer is much better than he was even a few weeks ago. Zucca said Hughes even told him that he had “one more round” still in him.
“He is working so hard and fights through the frustration,” Zucca said. “He is, as he’s always been, an inspiration. I can’t wait to hit the mats with him again…and he told me today that he has “one more round” left in him! Ha. (He laughed…but definitely wasn’t joking!).”
The 43 year old Hughes held the UFC welterweight title multiple times between 2001 and 2004 and a UFC Hall Of Famer. He retired from active competition six years ago, but was recently talking about a comeback.