Matt Hughes

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 13: Retired mixed martial artist Matt Hughes speaks with the media during the UFC 171 Ultimate Media Day at American Airlines Center on March 13, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Matt Hughes releases statement denying allegations from family members

Earlier this week it was reported that Matt Hughes had two restraining order filed against him by his wife and brother. Both of them accused Hughes of violence towards his wife and his brothers family.

Hughes’ wife who also filed for divorce said that the former UFC champion physically assaulted her on numerous occasions. She says allegedly Hughes choked her and beat her up in front of her kids. Meanwhile, Hughes’ brother Mark said Matt allegedly physically harmed Mark’s son while he was driving a tractor Matt believed was his. He then was allegedly seen pouring gasoline on the tractor trying to destroy it.

However, Matt has now released a statement denying that had ever happened, and no criminal charges have been laid yet.

“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,” Hughes wrote on Instagram.

“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.”

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