Matt Hughes tells friend, ‘one more round’

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Published on Monday, 8/14/17, at 5:25 p.m. Eastern.

Throughout his storied mixed-martial-arts career, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes’ walkout song was “A Country Boy Can Survive” by Hank Williams Jr.

Since his truck was struck by a train two months ago, Hughes has done just that while clinging to life. Updates on his status have been few and far between.

There had not been any updates on Hughes lately until his good friend Tony Zucca provided one on social media Sunday.

Zucca’s post said, “I can’t even describe the emotions I am feeling as I write this post. 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. He is working so hard and fights through the frustration. 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!). Thank you for all of your prayers! Please keep them up as he still has a long road ahead of him. I am witnessing the power of them firsthand! So thankful!”

This is great news!

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