- Birth Name Matthew Allen Hughes
- Birth Place Hillsboro, Illinois
- Famous Name Matt Hughes
- Net Worth $8 million
- Nationality American
- Ethnicity White
- Currently Married Yes
- Married to Audra Moore-Hughes (m. 2004)
- Divorce N/A
- Children N/A
Matt Hughes is a former mixed martial artist who competed in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, and also an NJCAA HALL of fame inductee. He was even inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2010.
Huges is also a former amateur wrestler and has competed in several amateur wrestling promotions. He is married to his wife Audra who recently asked for protection from him citing domestic violence.
Matt Hughes Bio and Early Life
Matt Hughes was born as Matthew Allen Hughes on 13 October 1973 to American parents. He was born and raised in Hillsboro, the United States. Hughes has two siblings, a sister and his twin brother Mark.
He went to Southwestern Illinois College before transferring to Lincoln College and then on to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. He played both football and wrestling during his high school years.
He is an American by his nationality and his ethnicity is white. He also has a sibling and his sibling name is Mark Hughes.
Professional Career of Matt Hughes
Matt Hughes went to Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois, after that transferred to Lincoln College, in Lincoln, Illinois. He also joined Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. From his childhood, he was passionate about wrestling and fighting and won several championships & games.
He appeared in several wrestling events during his high school years. He had 131 wins against only 2 losses during his sophomore years. He also took part in ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship and has a record of 2-2 including his defeat against Tito Ortiz.
In the year 1998, on January 1, he made his mixed martial arts career debut and defeated his opponent via TKO in 15 seconds.
2011, he appeared as the guest coach during The Ultimate Fighter 13 season for a friend and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. He further decided to head coach again for The Ultimate Fighter 6, alongside then-UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Serra.
Matt Hughes Married, Wife, and Personal Life
Speaking about his personal life & biography, he is a married man and he has a beautiful spouse. His wife's name is Audra Moore-Hughes. The couple tied the knot on 9 July 2004, among their family and friends in his hometown.
The couple has two children together. They both have one son each from their previous relationship.
In 2019, Huges was given a restraining order after his wife filed for domestic violence against him. According to the order for the document filed on December 13, The UFC Hall of Famer has to stay 500 feet away from his wife and children.
His wife Audra cited two different incidents on the court document that happened in 2017 and 2018. Huges' twin brother Mark also filed for a restraining order against him for his physical abuse with Mark's son on a family matter.
He also not involved in an extramarital affair, he is cheerful and decent by his nature, he is very straightforward by his nature, and surely, he is not gay. Hughes retired from his game but his fans haven’t forgotten his playing styles & techniques, he used to very dangerous and attacking when he was on the field.
Net Worth and Endorsements of Matt Hughes
The 34 years old, UFC Hall of Famer and NJCAA Hall of Famer, Matt Hughes had an estimated net worth of $5.7 million in 2014. As of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $8 million ($4 million more compared to fellow UFC fighter, Daniel Cormier including all of his properties and incomes.
He has earned over $9 million from his UFC career. The maximum of his net worth is gained from his professional career as a fighter. As he is an MMA fighter, he doesn't receive a fixed salary instead gets paid for each fight.
Talking more about him, he has a perfect persona, he has perfect height and physique, and he has a standing height of 5 feet and 9 inches, his body weight is 78 kg. He has attractive eyes and blonde hair. He is socially active on social networking sites. People followed him on Twitter, moreover, info about his life & bio can be taken from wiki.