Matt Hughes is out of his coma and expected to make a full recovery.
This is according to his former trainer and fellow Hall of Famer, Pat Miletich.
“He is surprising the doctors,” Miletich told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “He’s making great leaps and he’s no longer in a coma, and he’s improving. It’s going to be a long road. Any type of head trauma at that level, there’s going to be some rehab.”
Miletich was also “100 percent sure” Hughes would make a “full recovery.”
Matt Hughes is a former two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, notable for being one of only two people (the other being Matt Serra) to have a win over Georges St-Pierre.
Hughes was seriously injured after a train hit his truck. According to Miletich:
When you’re out in the country, there’s no crossing guards, there’s no lights. It’s almost like, he saw it, then tried to beat it. What I would say is that, you’re on a gravel road out in country on a hill and you’re trying to punch it and get over, you’re going to swing tires, he didn’t get across in time and got clipped on the passenger side.
You can listen to everything Miletich has to say about Matt Hughes below: