UFC Hall of fame’s Matt Hughes has been ordered by a judge to stay 500-feet away from his wife.
Court documents that were somehow acquired by TMZ detail a disturbing pattern of sadistic violence and abuse dating back to 2017.
In 2017, Hughes was struck by a train that left him in a coma with severe brain damage. But in September or October 2017, Audra Hughes claims that the abusive behavior returned when he roughed her up in the shower. TMZ details the event:
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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.
Mark filed for a restraining order the next day … which a judge granted — ordering Matt to stay away from his brother and his family.
Matt was a 2x UFC Welterweight Champion and piled up a career 45-9 record with victories over legends including Georges St-Pierre, BJ Penn and Matt Serra.
He was recently recognized as a guest of honor on January 14, 2018, at UFC Fight Night in St. Louis.
We reached out to Matt’s rep for comment … so far, no word back.