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UFC Fighter to Be Transferred to TBI Center

Popular UFC fighter Matt Hughes was involved in a recent vehicle accident. His vehicle was struck by a train and the fighter suffered head trauma. Hughes is currently listed in stable condition at a hospital in Springfield, Illinois. A nonprofit organization has volunteered to have Hughes transported to a traumatic brain injury center in Atlanta.

The Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation has contacted the fighter’s family with their offer. They would like to transport Hughes to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The center specializes in assisting people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. It was not clear at the time the offer was made known to the public whether or not the family had accepted.

The events leading up to Hughes’ accident remain largely unclear. His family gave a recent update to the public, saying that he was improving, though original reports said that the fighter was on a ventilator and “minimally responsive.” Hughes retired from the sport in 2011, but he remains one of the greatest athletes in MMA history.

Hughes’ sister provided an update on her Facebook page:

“Our family would like to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers for Matt. He is improving and continues to show us his heart and determination each day. He has a long road ahead of him and your continued thoughts and prayers will help him with the journey.”

If you have sustained a brain injury in DeKalb County, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and property damage. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation. You may have legal rights to damages for lost wages, medical bills and more.

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