Quick Facts of Matthew Allen Hughes
- Full NameMatthew Allen Hughes
- Net Worth$8 Million
- Date of Birth1973 /10 /13
- NicknameMatt Hughes
- Marital StatusMarried
- BirthplaceHillsboro, Illinois, U.S.
- ProfessionWrestler, former Martial Artist, Boxer
- Active Year1998–2013
- Eye colourBrown
- Hair colourBlack
- SpouseAudra Moore-Hughes
- Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
- Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
- EducationSouthwestern Illinois College, Eastern Illinois University
- Children2; two daughters
If you are a fan of wrestling and keep watching the UFC, then you must be familiar with the famous former martial artist, Matt Hughes. He is taken as one of the best fighters in MMA history. He has won the title of UFC Welterweight Champion for two times.
The 5 feet and 9 inches tall, Hughes has played 54 matches out of which he won 45. Interesting right? The famous wrestler earns a huge salary and has established the capital of $8 Million as of 2019. He is a married man and shares two children with his spouse. So, who is his wife? How is their relationship going at present?
If you want to find out all the answers, scroll down until the end. Stay tuned with us.
Matt Hughes’ Bio, Wiki (Siblings)
Matt Hughes was born as Matthew Allen Hughes on 13th October 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois in the United States. He was born with his twin brother, Mark R. Hughes who is also a martial artist. He has a sister named Beth Ulricy. He grew up in a family of five including his father and mother.
Similarly, Hughes holds an American nationality and belongs to the white ethnic group. He shares a strong bond with his brother. Since his early days, Matt and his brother were so much fascinated with football and wrestling and used to practice together. He attended Southwestern Illinois College and graduated from the Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.
Matt Hughes’ Career
During his high school at Hillsboro High School, Matt Hughes scored 131 wins and 2 losses in three years of study. Later, he named at 5th position on the list as a wrestler while he was at Southwestern Illinois University. He started his career as a martial artist on 1st Jan 1998 through JKD Challenge. He later defeated Victor Hunsaker on a match of TKO.
In addition, Hughes made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) at UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion on 24th September 1999 where he conquered Valeri Ignatov. In 2001, he received his first UFC World Welterweight title at UFC 34: Hight Voltage.
After serving the wrestling field for more than two decades, Matt retired from his profession in 2013. In his career time, he played 54 matches out of which he won 45 and lost 9 matches. Currently, he is working for the Finney’s HIT Squad.
Matt Hughes’ Age, Birthday
Born on 13th October 1973, Matt Hughes is in his 45-years of age as of 2019. He celebrates his birthday on every 13th of October. Besides, his birth sign (Zodiac Sign) is Libra.
Who is Matt Hughes’ Wife? His Marriage & Children
As of 2019, Matt Hughes is a married man. He exchanged his wedding vows with his long-term girlfriend turned wife, Audra Moore-Hughes. However, the duo has not revealed how and when they met for the first time.
Probably the couple went through a secret wedding ceremony, that’s why Matt has not revealed their marriage place and date. The couple shares a strong bond with each other. They share two children; both daughters.
Matt’s wife, Audra was married to another guy before marrying him. So, she has a son from her previous relationship. They welcomed their second daughter on 2nd January 2010. However, the duo has not revealed anything about their other two children.
The couple also went through a lot of conflicts between them. His wife claimed of facing domestic violence by Matt. In fact, he also choked his son and destroyed his tractor. As a result, the couple filed for divorce on 21st February 2019. Currently, he is free of rumors and controversies.
Matt Hughes’ Injury & Now
Everything was going well until 16th June 2017, when Matt Hughes caught in a train accident with his truck while crossing the rail platform near his home in Montgomery Country, Illinois. He suffered from a serious head injury in the accident.
The accident left him unconscious and hospitalized in Illinois. During the time, Triumph Over Tragedy Foundation took care of his family where he has been a member for over five years. After getting several treatments for three months, he totally recovered from his injury on 4th October 2017.
As of now, Matt is totally alright.
Matt Hughes’ Salary & Net Worth
The 5 feet and 9 inches, Matt Hughes has collected a huge amount of bank balance from his profession as a former martial artist and wrestler. As per the Celebrity Net Worth, he has a capital of $8 Million at present.
He must have earned a good salary per fight in UFC which obviously helped him to amass a huge fortune. At present, he is living a lavish life for sure.