It has been three years since UFC star Matt Hughes had a nearly-fatal accident and he recently shared his recovery journey on Instagram.
Over the course of a 15-year sports career, Matt Hughes has won a number of championships during his time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The MMA star finished his career with an incredible 45-9 record and he retired in January 2013.
Matt recently opened up about the nearly-fatal accident he had in 2017.
On Tuesday, June 16h, which marks three years since his accident, the retired UFC star shared the incredible transformation he’s gone through.
What happened to Matt Hughes?
In 2017, Matt got involved in an accident after a train collided with his truck.
He then spent one month in an induced coma following a brain bleed and severe body injuries. After coming out of a coma, he’s been on an incredible physical and mental recovery.
Matt has come a long way since the train accident and he recently addressed his miraculous transformation on social media.
Matt Hughes talks recovery
On June 16th, Matt opened up about his recovery from his early days at the hospital to recent days.
In an Instagram post, the UFC star wrote:
“About a year after my accident, I got complacent. I wasn’t noticing any big improvements. I was depressed, I felt like a burden, I felt worthless, and I would pray for God to take me. This past year has been an awakening for me. I have a new mindset and goals.”
He added: “As an athlete, I thought I knew the body well. I realized, I know nothing when it comes to the brain. I still have a long way to go and I still have days where I get extremely sad and down, but I refuse to accept ‘this is as good as it’s going to get’.”
Matt also thanked the medical workers, family members and friends who have supported him during his recovery.
Fans share supportive messages
Matt’s followers have taken to the comment section under his Instagram post to share messages full of praise and support.
Many have called him an “inspiration” and sent their best wishes and prayers for the UFC star to make a full recovery soon.