UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes hurt in truck-train collision

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Illinois State Police are investigating an accident that left a local MMA star seriously injured.

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes was airlifted to medical treatment from the site of an accident on Friday after his truck collided with a train in IL.

UFC President Dana White told ESPN he was in contact with Hughes' family.

According to Illinois State Police investigators, the accident occurred at 10:45 a.m. on Beelers Trail. The vehicle was struck on the passenger side. He held the UFC's welterweight title from 2001-2004 and 2004-2006.

Overall, the dominant grappler boasted a 16-6 overall record in the UFC including T/KOs and five submissions in one of the greatest MMA careers we've ever witnessed.

CBS Sports will update this story when more details are available.

Hughes was a celebrated mixed-martial-arts fighter before retiring in 2011 and is a member of the UFC's Hall of Fame.

Our thoughts are with Matt Hughes and his family.

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