Matt Hughes is a former UFC fighter and mixed martial artist. He is an American national. He is one of the most renowned fighters in MMA. He has been UFC Welterweight Champion two times in his career.
He was inducted into UFC Hall of Fame and NJCAA Hall of Fame. During his UFC career, Matt has put six-fight winning streaks two times and defended the belt seven times. He is widely considered as one of the greats of UFC in Welterweight category. Matt is also considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters in the sport’s history. He played wrestling in high school and college days. Matt has also made appearances on TV shows such as ‘Uncaged with Matt Hughes’. The estimated net worth of Matt Hughes is $8 million.
Matthew Allen Hughes famously known as Matt Hughes was born on 13 October 1973, in Hillsboro, Illinois. He has a twin brother named Mark and one sister. He spent his high school years at Hillsboro High School. He then attended Southwestern Illinois College. He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. Matt started wrestling in high school along with his brother. He was undefeated during his junior and senior years. He only suffered two losses in his Sophomore year, taking his win-loss record to 131-2. He continued his wrestling career at college and university as well and had great success.
Matt Hughes married Audra Moore-Hughes in 2004. The couple has two daughters together. He is 5’9’’ in height and weighs 170lbs.
Matt Hughes has had a long school and college career in Wrestling. But, he made his MMA debut in 1998. His first win was a knockout in only fifteen seconds. He was handed his first professional defeat by Dennis Hallman by a knockout. A year after his debut in MMA, Matt fought his first professional UFC match against Valeri Ignatov. He won the fight with a unanimous decision in the third round. He faced Hallman again in a rematch and lost the fight once more. He won his first UFC World Welterweight title in 2001. His winning slam in that match is considered one of the greatest ever in MMA history. He successfully defended his title till 2004. He lost his title to B.J. Penn. Matt regained his Welterweight title at the end 2004 before losing it for the final time in 2006. His title reign was ended by Georges St-Pierre. He has an MMA record of 45 wins out of total 54 matches. He won 17 fights with a direct KO. He announced his retirement in 2013.
Matt Hughes Net Worth
Matt Hughes has had an astounding MMA career. He has won numerous championships. He is an athlete with great win ratio throughout his career. He has earned an enormous wealth thanks to his professional fighting career. Matt Hughes has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Matt Hughes was into sports from his early days in school. He proved his mettle in by making it to the professional ring. He has been a very successful athlete with many accolades to his name.