UFC Legend Admits: ‘I Would Pray for God to Take Me’

Matt Hughes

(Heavy.com) – UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes admitted in a social media post on Tuesday that the injuries the 46-year-old suffered three years ago in a horrific train accident caused the former champion to wonder why he was still alive.

“About a year after my accident, I got complacent,” Hughes said. “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.”

Hughes shared his heartbreaking admission as part of a longer post about the fighter’s three-year recovery journey. It’s been a long road for Hughes.

In the aftermath of the accident, the UFC champ was airlifted to the hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.

Hughes came out of that coma the next month, but things only got harder from there. The fighter has continued to battle over the past three years in learning how to walk again and do other things most people probably take for granted. CONTINUE