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Matt Hughes stable but not yet awake, family clarifies

theScore logo theScore 19/06/2017

© Jed Jacobsohn/Zuffa LLC / UFC / Getty UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes remains in hospital after being injured when the truck he was driving collided with a train.

The Hughes family issued a statement Sunday via Beth Hughes Ulrici's Fabeook page confirming the 43-year-old is in stable condition but has yet to wake up.

Our family is overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support.

Please understand that there are many false reports out there by people who say they are close to the family. We will post another update here when we have more news.

Matt is stable and has no broken bones or internal injuries. He has some minor lacerations and bruising and is currently being weaned from his ventilator. He is not yet awake and not responding as we would like to see but we see the fight in him.

Matts strength and determination along with God's Mercy and Grace will bring him through this.

We ask that you all continue to pray.

The statement clarifies an earlier report that circulated claiming Hughes' eyes were closed but he was awake and responsive. 

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