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.
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 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.
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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 Career
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.
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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.
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 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. So ladies here ends your curiosity regarding his affair married girlfriend or whether he is married or not.
Well, he is a happily married man. He and his wife Audra Moore-Hughes
has been married for a long time. The couple's wedding date set on July 9, 2004, where only close friends and relatives attended their wedding ceremony.
Matt Hughes with his wife
Source:CombatLifeStyleAs a loving spouse, the couple has been blessed with two adorable daughters, in addition to the girls both Audra and Matt, have sons from previous relationships.
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Matt Hughes Net Worth
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.
Hughes's estimated net worth has $8 million, gaining during his years as a mixed martial artist, getting many fights and championships. During his time, he ranked globally as the number one pound-for pound mixed martial artist.