Matt Hughes’s sister releases statement

Although UFC legend Matt Hughes has a long road ahead of him in his recovery, he is now off of the ventilator and showing small signs of progress.

Published on Wednesday, 7/5/17, at 1:49 p.m. Eastern.

UFC Hall of Famer and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes was involved in an awful accident earlier this month. His truck was struck on the passenger side by a moving train. Since then, Hughes has remained hospitalized.

Matt’s sister Beth released this statement via her Facebook page on the Fourth of July:

“Please understand that Matt was the only public figure in our family. The rest of us are just regular everyday small town folks. We have never had to deal with the media and all the added stress that comes with it. We are all very private people and we are doing our best to keep you all informed; but our focus right now is Matt and his recovery. No news is good news!

Matt is off the ventilator and showing some small signs of improvement. There are some stories and comments out there that are exaggerated. Please don’t believe everything you hear or read. This is going to be a long journey for his recovery. Please continue to keep Matt in your prayers. He is strong, he has heart and he will not give up! We are faithful in the fact that he will recover with God’s Grace and Mercy! We as a family ask everyone to keep praying for Matt!”

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