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Matt Hughes is an animal, plain and simple.

The former welterweight champion and the Hall of Famer was involved in a terrible train collision earlier this year after the train hit the side of his truck and had Hughes being airlifted to hospital and put into a coma.

Now, after a few updates about his slow but steady improvement, fans of Hughes have some evidence to show their spirits can be lifted. A long time friend of Hughes took to Facebook earlier to share an endearing message about the former champion,

“Less than two months ago I didn’t know if my best friend was going to make it, and tonight we made a jail break for sushi (in disguise. Ha),” Zucca wrote. “Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions! His progress is nothing short of a miracle.”

“He is working so hard and fights through the frustration. He is, as he’s always been, an inspiration. I can’t wait to hit the mats with him again…and he told me today that he has “one more round” left in him! Ha. (He laughed…but definitely wasn’t joking!).”