Matt Hughes hit with restraining order after disturbing alleged domestic behaviour

TMZ – UFC legend Matt Hughes has been ordered to stay 500-feet away from his wife — who claims Matt has physically attacked her multiple times and once threatened to shoot her. 

It’s all part of court docs, obtained by TMZ Sports, in which Audra Hughes describes a disturbing pattern of violence and abusive behavior beginning in 2017. 

Remember, the UFC Hall of Famer nearly died when a train struck his truck in a June 2017 accident that left Hughes with a serious brain injury. 

But, Audra says shortly after he recovered from the trauma in September or October 2017 … he roughed her up badly in the shower.

Audra claims she refused to give Matt his truck keys, saying, “I told him he can’t have them because he shouldn’t drive due to his DAI (brain injury).”

She alleges Matt then snapped … choked her — and asked her for the code to his gun vault.

When Audra refused again … she says Matt choked her again, smashed her head against the shower wall and screamed, “This is what choking is!” 

Audra says nearly a year later on July 21, 2018 … Matt told her, “I’m going to f*cking shoot you,” because she took his phone, claiming, “he was communicating with multiple women.”

Audra also says just a few months later, on Dec. 12, 2018 … Matt hit her in front of her son, their daughter and her step-dad after she accused him of texting other women.

Audra filed for a restraining order the following day … and a judge has since ordered the fighter to stay at least 500-feet away from Audra and their children.

There’s more … Matt’s twin brother, Mark Hughes — a retired MMA fighter who competed at UFC 28 in 2000 — has also filed for a restraining order against the 45-year-old, alleging Matt roughed up his son and tried to destroy his tractor.

Mark says the two had a disagreement over which brother actually OWNS the tractor … and when Matt saw Mark’s 15-year-old son driving it sometime later on Sept. 23, 2018 — he lost it on the kid.

Mark alleges Matt grabbed his son, shook him and told him that’s his “f*cking tractor.”

Mark also says a week later on Sept. 30, 2018 … he believes Matt doused the tractor and its surrounding area in gasoline — and suspects he was trying to destroy it.


This is so fucked up to hear. Obviously it looks like CTE is playing a factor (from both the train accident and fighting in the ring).

I hate typing this, but it’s honestly surprising to hear that there aren’t more stories like this coming out of MMA.

I love watching the sport, but repetitive blows to the head can lead to disturbing outcomes down the road.

There’s a reason the NFL has gotten soft. After all, they’re trying to save not only players lives, but loved ones around them as well.

Same goes with the WWE. Legit chair shots to the head ended after wrestler Chris Benoit murdered his wife and son back in 2007.

I guess the question I pose is — where do we draw the line between entertainment and people’s lives legitimately being at risk?

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