Matt Hughes was hardly recognizable in the first photo since the near-fatal truck accident.
Just four months after provoking a serious injury in a crash that could have been deadly, Matt Hughes was standing up, walking around and laughing with friends and family.
Matt Hughes, the UFC Hall of Famer even returned to HSHS St. John’s Hospital to honor the two nurses who treated him instantly after his truck-train crash in June.
Matt Hughes held the welterweight championship for two stints during the mid-2000s and is widely considered to be one of the greatest fighters ever in the 170-pound division. He’s one of two people ever to defeat Georges St-Pierre in the octagon, Bj Penn, and Royce Gracie.
Today UFC welcomed Matt Hughes back to the cage at St Louis.
All the words in the world don’t do this moment justice, so we’ll let you watch it for yourself. It’s great to see the former champion walking again, and walking out to the Octagon at that.
— UFC (@ufc) January 15, 2018