Matt Hughes Off Ventilator

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes continues to make progress after being in a vehicle that was hit by a train this past June.

According to a new statement issued by his family, the former welterweight champion is now off of the ventilator and is breathing on his own.

“Matt is off the ventilator and showing some small signs of improvement,” the statement read. “There are some stories and comments out there that are exaggerated. Please don't believe everything you hear or read. This is going to be a long journey for his recovery.”

Hughes still has a long road to any potential recovery ahead of him and he has yet to regain consciousness from the accident.

The fighters family also wants people to know that they will provide the true updates on the fighters condition, so be careful what you read or believe when it relates to Hughes.

“Please understand that Matt was the only public figure in our family,” the statement read. “The rest of us are just regular everyday small town folks. We have never had to deal with the media and all the added stress that comes with it. We are all very private people and we are doing our best to keep you all informed; but our focus right now is Matt and his recovery. No news is good news!”

Illinois State Police are still investigating the accident and no charges have been filed to any of the parties involved.

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