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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes stable, but not yet awake after truck-train accident

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes stable, but not yet awake after truck-train accident

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes remains hospitalized following a Friday accident when a truck he was driving was hit by an oncoming train.

Hughes’ sister, Beth Ulrici, today issued a statement on behalf of her family on her Facebook page updating her brother’s condition and asking for continued support:

“Our family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support,” Ulrici’s statement reads. “Please understand that there are many false reports out there by people who say they are close to the family. We will post another update here when we have more news.

“Matt is stable and has no broken bones or internal injuries. He has some minor lacerations and bruising and is currently being weaned from his ventilator. He is not yet awake and not responding as we would like to see but we see the fight in him.

“Matts strength and determination along with God’s Mercy and Grace will bring him through this. We ask that you all continue to pray.”

Hughes’ longtime manager when he was a fighter, Monte Cox, told MMAjunkie late Saturday that the family is hoping updates on Hughes’ condition only come from its members and not from others.

“While the family appreciates everybody’s good wishes, it wants to make sure only accurate news is reported,” Cox told MMAjunkie in a statement. “Therefore, the family is asking that beginning immediately, the…

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