Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Famer and former welterweight champion Matt Hughes has been airlifted to a medical facility on Friday after his truck collided with a train, UFC president Dana White told ESPN.
The 43-year-old Hughes's family is en route to the facility.
A press release from the Raymond, Illinois police department confirmed the accident took place at around 10:45am. He was flown to a hospital in Springfield.
According to the release, the truck came to a "railroad grade crossing marked with crossbucks." The vehicle crossed the tracks “directly in front of a train and the train struck the passenger side of the truck.”
"Apparently he has head trauma," White told ESPN. "His family is traveling to him now."
The UFC tweeted out a graphic of Hughes later on Friday.
A two-time welterweight champion, Hughes holds a career 45-9 record featuring victories over the likes of Carlos Newton, Frank Trigg and B.J. Penn.
Hughes had reportedly been considering a comeback after not having fought since a 2011 knockout loss to Josh Koscheck at UFC 135