UFC legend and former two-time welterweight champion Matt Hughes has hit with multiple restraining order from his family members. His twin brother Mark and wife Audra filed a restraining order against the UFC legend in Montgomery County.
Matt’s wife Audra asked for a restraining order back in December 2018 which mandated the former welterweight champion to stay at least 500 feet away. The order was granted in January of 2019. According to TMZ, the restraining order was extended yesterday. A similar restraining order was filed Sept. 23 to stay away from Mark Hughes who is Matt’s brother. Mark alleges that Matt hit his 15-year old son for driving Mark’s tractor.
Now the former welterweight champion has issued an emotional statement on Social media, where he denied allegations of violent behaviour towards his wife and children.
“Since my train accident in June of 2017, my life has been changed forever. Some days have been absolute hell. The challenges and battles that I have faced have been far greater than anything I ever took on in a cage. I am not the same person since my accident, even though, every day I continue to try to be as normal as someone with a brain injury can be.
I understand that it is not fun to teach a grown man to learn to do everything all over again. I understand that I am a burden to those around me. I understand that I am an inconvenience to my family.
Unfortunately, my marriage was not perfect long before the accident, but NEVER, NEVER, NEVER would I, or have I, physically hurt those who I care about most.
I do not resent those who are trying to hurt me and paint me out to be a monster through these false accusations. I understand now that they are just doing what they need to do in order to rid me of their lives forever so theirs can return to normalcy. I feel awful that my accident turned their world upside-down also.
To those of you who have helped me, supported me, cared for me, and prayed for me- I truly cannot thank you enough. To my supporters who defended me and never believed these untrue, disgraceful reports for a second- thank you.
If there is one silver lining that this accident has revealed, it is the ability to see who my true friends are. To know who are faithful and have never given up on me even when I am at my lowest. Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I do not know where I would be without you. Please keep the prayers coming. God knows I need them.“
This whole debacle will definitely tarnish the image of the former UFC champion.