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Matt Allen Hughes was born on 13 October 1973 in Hillsboro, Illinois USA, and is best known for his years as a mixed martial artist and UFC Welterweight Champion. He iss also the NJCAA and UFC Hall of Fame Inductee. He defended his belt seven times, beating his opponents in various competitions.

What’s the net worth of Matt Hughes? How rich is he? According to credible sources, Hughes is estimated to have a net worth of over $8 million, acquired during his years as a mixed martial artist, having won many fights and championships. During his time, he has been ranked globally as the number one pound-for pound mixed martial artist.

Matt Hughes Net Worth $8 Million

Matt Hughes had a deep passion in martial arts and playing football from his high school years. By the time he enrolled in Southwestern Illinois College, he had already won many wrestling fights in Hillsboro High School. He transferred to Lincoln College, Illinois, and then to Charleston’s Eastern Illinois University. After graduating, he continued practicing martial arts, earning eighth position in NCCA Division in 1996, beating Jeremy Horn and Ricardo Almeida, two of the best wrestlers at that time. However, after a string of wins he lost to Tito Ortiz and Jeff Monson. He still earned the ADC Submission Wrestling World Championship, and a base to his net worth.

Matt Hughes made his debut in martial arts on 1 January 1998, slamming his competitor to the ground in only 15 minutes. This was perhaps his signature move that he adopted in his major fights, most of which he won via submissions. He fought 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 handed him his first defeat in his career by technical submission, but his net worth continued to grow.

On 24 September 1999, Matt Hughes participated in ‘UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion,’ his promotional debut, in which he defeated Valerie Ignatov after three rounds. He won 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 defended it at ‘UFC 36: World Collide,’ beating Hayato Sakurai. In his next defense, he fought and succeeded against huge names in the martial arts industry, including Gil Castilo, Sean Sherk, Frank Trigg, Jiu Jitsu, Renato Verissimo, Georges St-Pierre and Karo Parisyan. His net worth was improving.

Matt Hughes started coaching, participating alongside Rich Franklin in ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ the second Spike TV reality TV series. Unlike the previous season, this time the coaches did not fight after the show concluded, because Hughes and Franklin were champions in different divisions. Two years later, he was one of the guest coaches for Jens Pulver, his long-time friend, during the season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter 5.

Matt Hughes has had great success and accomplishments in his time as a marital artist. In 1999 and three other consecutive years (2003, 2004, 2005), he received the award of Fighter of the Year by Fight Matrix. In 2000, he was also offered Fight of the Decade Award by Yahoo! Sports.

In January 2008, Hughes released ‘Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History,’ his autobiography that he co-wrote with Michael Malice. The book did well and debuted in 21st spot on the bestseller list in New York Times. He was inducted into UFC’s Hall of Fame in May 2010, which was one of the greatest achievements in his career.

In January 2013, he announced that he would retire from fighting, following which the Athlete Development and Government Relations made him the vice president. In July 2014, he became ‘Uncaged with Matt Hughes’ host, a show that airs on Sportsman Channel every Saturday. He is also the host of ‘Trophy Hunters TV,’ which airs three times every week on the Outdoor Channel. Both help his still rising net worth.

In his personal life, Matt Hughes is married to Audra Moore Hughes, and the couple has two daughters together, and a son each from a previous relationship. They live in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 13, 1973
Birth place: Hillsboro, Illinois, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Weight:170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Profession:Mixed martial artist
Education:Southwestern Illinois College, Eastern Illinois University, Lincoln College,
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Audra Moore-Hughes (m. 2004)
Siblings:Mark Hughes
Awards:Award of Fighter of the Year by Fight Matrix, Fight of the Decade Award by Yahoo! Sports,
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Wrestled at Eastern Illinois University.
2Was beaten by MMA Legend José "Pelé" Landi-Jons by KO (knee to the head) in Shidokan Jitsu Warriors tournament in Kuwait in February 8th 2001.
3MMA record is 38-4-0 as of 19th November 2005. (Submission against Joe Riggs by Kimura at 3:28 of round one, UFC 56)
42-Time UFC Welterweight Champion
56-Time Defending UFC Welterweight Champion


Filmography

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC Ultimate Insider2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Season 2 & 6 Coach
Strikeforce M-1 Global: Fedor vs. Henderson2011TV MovieHimself - Robbie Lawler's Corner
Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Cyborg2011TV MovieHimself / Robbie Lawler's Corner
UFC 122: Marquardt vs. Okami2010TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
Countdown to UFC 1172010TV SpecialHimself
UFC 112: Invincible2010TV SpecialHimself
Strikeforce: Miami2010TV MovieHimself - Robbie Lawler's Corner
Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields2009TV MovieHimself - Robbie Lawler's Corner
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida2009TV SpecialHimself
FightZone Presents2009TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
UFC Unleashed2008TV Series
UFC 85: Bedlam2008TV SpecialHimself
UFC Wired2007-2008TV Series
UFC 79: Nemesis2007TV SpecialHimself
The Ultimate Fighter2007TV SeriesHimself - Coach
The Modern Warrior2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
UFC 68: The Uprising2007TV SpecialHimself
60 Minutes2006TV Series documentaryHimself - Fighter (segment "A New Kind of Fight")
UFC 65: Bad Intentions2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 65 Countdown2006TV SpecialHimself
Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith2006TV SeriesHimself
UFC 63: Hughes vs. Penn2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 63 Countdown2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 60: Hughes vs. Gracie2006TV SpecialHimself
UFC: Ultimate Fight Night 32006TV SpecialHimself
UFC 56: Full Force2005TV SpecialHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself
UFC 55: Fury2005TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
UFC 54: Boiling Point2005TV SpecialHimself
UFC 52: Couture vs. Liddell 22005TV SpecialHimself
UFC 50: The War of '042004TV SpecialHimself - Welterweight Fighter
UFC 48: Payback2004TV SpecialHimself
UFC 46: Supernatural2004TV SpecialHimself
UFC 45: Revolution2003TV SpecialHimself
UFC 42: Sudden Impact2003TV SpecialHimself
UFC 40: Vendetta2002TV SpecialHimself
UFC 38: Brawl at the Hall2002TV SpecialHimself
UFC 36: Worlds Collide2002TV SpecialHimself
UFC 34: High Voltage2001TV SpecialHimself
UFC 29: Defense of the Belts2000TV SpecialHimself
UFC 26: Ultimate Field of Dreams2000TV SpecialHimself
UFC 22: There Can Be Only One Champion1999TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
UFC: Ultimate Ultimate Knockouts2007VideoHimself
60 Minutes2007TV Series documentaryHimself - Fighter (segment "A New Kind of Fight")
UFC Unleashed2005TV SeriesHimself

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