Facts of Matt Hughes Biography
|Occupation||Former mixed martial artist|
|Spouse||: Audra Moore-Hughes (m. 2004)|
|Education||Southwestern Illinois College Lincoln College, in Lincoln, Illinois Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.|
|Place of birth||Hillsboro, Illinois, U.S.|
Two-time UFC Welterweight Champion, Matt Hughes is a former American mixed martial artist. He s well known for ranking globally as the number one pound-for-pound mixed martial artist.
As of 2019, Matt Hughes has a net worth of $8 million. Besides that, he also hosts the ‘Trophy Hunters TV,’ which broadcasts three times every week on the Outdoor Channel. He is a happily married man as well as the father of three children.
Matt Hughes Net Worth, Earnings, Salary
Allocating the sources of 2019, Matt Hughes has an estimated net worth of over $8 million. So far, he has earned over $9 million from his UFC Career.
Hughes made his stupendous fortune during his years as a mixed martial artist, winning many fights and championships. During his time, he was ranked globally as the number one pound-for-pound mixed martial artist.
CAPTION: Matt Hughes one of the respected UFC fighter
Matt Hughes has had great success and achievements in his time as a martial artist. He has three other consecutive years (2003, 2004, 2005), he earned the award of Fighter of the Year by Fight Matrix. Moreover, he also offered Fight of the Decade Award by Yahoo! Sports.
CAPTION: Matt Hughes' Truck
Talking more about Matt Hughes, he has a perfect personality, Matt stands at a perfect height of 5 feet 9 inch and has a body weight of 78 kgs. He is socially active on social networking sites. Till date, the number of his followers are more than 79.3k on Instagram and 9.6k on Facebook, respectively.
Matt Hughes Married Life, Wife, Children, Personal life
Matt Hughes has a great name and fame in this field. Holding 45 fights, 17 by knockout and 18 by submission, his personal life also matters for his fans. Matt Hughes is a happily married man.
CAPTION: Matt Hughes' wife Audra
He and his wife Audra Moore-Hughes has been married for a long time. Their wedding ceremony was set on July 9, 2004, where only close friends and relatives attended their wedding ceremony.
CAPTION: Matt Hughes' daughters
As a loving spouse, the couple has been blessed with two adorable daughters; Hannah and Katelyn. In addition to the girls both Audra and Matt, have sons from previous relationships. Well, the Hughes family is definitely having the greatest time of their life. We hope a bright future for them!
Matt Hughes Early Life & Education
Matthew Allen Hughes (born October 13, 1973, in Hillsboro, Illinois USA. Hughes has one sister and twin brother Mark. He along with his twin brother played football and wrestling during his school days.
Hughes attended Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois, then, he transferred to Lincoln College, in Lincoln, Illinois. He also went to attend Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Matt Hughes UFC Career, Winnings
Matt Hughes's career began during his high school days, where he played martial arts and football. During his time at Southwestern Illinois College, he won many wrestling fights.
After completing his graduation, he continued practicing martial arts, earning the eighth position in NCCA Division in 1996, beating Jeremy Horn and Ricardo Almeida, two of the best wrestlers at that time.
On January 1, 1998, Matt Hughes began his big debut in martial arts, slamming his competitor to the ground in only 15 minutes. This was perhaps his trademark-move that he adopted in his major fights, most of which he obtained via submissions.
He met three fights at the Extreme Challenge 21, defeating well known martial artists such as Dave Menne and Victor Hunsaker, whom he beat via TKO. Dennis Hallman gave him his first defeat in his career by technical submission, but his net worth continued to grow.
On 24 September 1999, Matt Hughes joined in ‘UFC 22, where his promotional debut, in which he beat Valerie Ignatov after three rounds. He gained his first title of ‘UFC World Welterweight’ on 2 November 2001, beating Carlos Newton. He was not ready to let go of his championship belt, and raised it at ‘UFC 36: World Collide,’ beating Hayato Sakurai.
In January 2008, Hughes released ‘Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History,’ his autobiography that he co-wrote with Michael Malice. Hughes began coaching, participating alongside Rich Franklin in ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ the second Spike TV reality TV series.
In January 2013, he declared that he would retire from fighting, following which the Athlete Development and Government Relations made him the vice president.
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Besides that, he also became the ‘Uncaged with Matt Hughes’ host, a show that opens on Sportsman Channel every Saturday on July 2014. He is also the host of ‘Trophy Hunters TV,’ which airs three times every week on the Outdoor Channel.
Matt Hughes Accident, Injury, Recovery
The award-winning athlete, Matt Hughes was involved in a near-fatal car accident, which occurred in June 2017. The athlete was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s hospital in Springfield Illinois after his pickup truck collided with a moving train.
There wasn't any report of substance abuse while driving that could have led to his accident. As per the reports, his vehicle was said to have got stuck in the hill and was unable to cross the rail track when the train hit its side.
CAPTION: Matt Hughes returned to St.Johns Hospital after surviving a fatal accident
SOURCE: MMA Fighting
The incident took place at Raymond III near his hometown of Hillsboro. Matt’s condition was critical when he was brought to the hospital and he was instantly placed in a ventilator to aid him in breathing. A few days later, his doctor reported that Matt was in a stable condition with no broken bones or internal injuries.
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At the present time, Hughes is happily living with his family and is fully recovered.
Matt Hughes Age, Height, Weight
- Age: 45 years as of 2019
- Birthplace: Hillsboro, Illinois, U.S.
- Star Sign: Libra
- Net Worth: $8 million
- Height: 5 feet 7 inch
- Weight: 77 kgs