He has the heart of a champion, even years after his retirement, and that heart has been on display in the leaps he’s made in his recovery. In June, former UFC champ Matt Hughes suffered a brain injury in a truck vs. train accident, and things were looking grim for the Hall of Famer.
But he’s been fighting with all his might to get better, and a social media post from a close friend shows just how much progress Hughes has made.
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!