A friend of Matt Hughes gave the MMA and combat sports world a positive update on the former UFC welterweight champion, calling Matt Hughes’ recovery from a June collision “nothing short of a miracle.”
“Less than two months ago I didn’t know if my best friend (Matt Hughes) was going to make it, and tonight we made a jail break for sushi (in disguise. Ha),” Tony Zucca wrote in a social media post Sunday. “Talk about a rollercoaster of emotions!”
We here at Aces jiu Jitsu Club would like to send all our positive thoughts and prayers to this former UFC champion and all time great. Get well soon, Matt Hughes! See the Instagram post below!
I can’t even describe the emotions I am feeling as I write this post. 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). 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!). Thank you for all of your prayers! Please keep them up as he still has a long road ahead of him. I am witnessing the power of them firsthand! So thankful!
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.