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Cops Investigate UFC Legend Over Alleged Bar Attack

5/3/2011 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes is at the center of a police investigation ... after a female bystander told cops she suffered a broken nose when the fighter went off on another man inside an Illinois bar.


TMZ has confirmed 37-year-old Hughes was named in a police report filed in Taylor Springs, IL ... stemming from an April 23 incident at a place called Trails End Bar and Grill.

According to a source who was inside the bar, Hughes got into an argument with a male bar patron ... which led to some forceful shoving.

Sources tell us ... the woman is alleging Hughes pushed the other man into her ... and she suffered a broken nose in the collision.  TMZ obtained a photo of the woman's face taken after the incident.


Cops tell us an investigation is currently underway. Calls to Hughes have not been returned.

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She doesn't look bad in the first picture but if that's what she looks like leaning in for a kiss....Yipes!

Any who, yes her nose is busted and if this is true then sue the a$$ of the roided out dbag.

Gee let's see a UFC "mommy never hugged me so I'm going to beat up the world" guy got into a BAR FIGHT!! NO WAY!

Spare me the "Whamo these are skilled technical fights" BS I know they are..and most are also a bunch of f@#king animals. You know, the Pit Bull walking tatted up little di cked dbags you see walking down the street with a west coast chopper shirts on.

1249 days ago

Bob Johnson    

Just to let you know, Matt Hughes has a twin brother so it may not have been him that was involved in the fight.

1249 days ago


K-1 Hughes

1249 days ago


I'm from that town, and her nose has always looked like that. Think she's just trying to cash in on a situation. Shame on you.

1249 days ago

Not skeptical    

Ugly stick? Kim Kardashian would look like crap with a broken nose and bad photos! I'm from that town too, and her nose does NOT normally look like that. Maybe you should check your facts before "shaming" someone on a public forum.

1249 days ago


Matt comes from a small town... unfortunately when you are uneducated and don't know any better, this is what happens. They just don't know anything better than fighting and causing "media" attention. If it wasn't for UFC fighting, I'm really not too sure how far he would have made it in life... What's even sadder is that the small town probably glorifies this guy and worships him... for fighting. If they had someone come up with a cure for cancer, they would still probably rather worship him more than the cancer scientist. They just don't know any better. He'll end up like Muhammad Ali... nothing left in life but shaking because he's been hit too many times.

1249 days ago


We hate fish.

1249 days ago


Damn - being that fugly you’d think she would want to be punched in the face by a pro fighter. Then she would at least have an excuse to why she is one of God's ugliest creations.... She probably at a bar every night because there is no way any guy in their right mind would sleep with her sober.... Ps sorry if her BF is reading this.. I pray for u!

1249 days ago

friend of Lil    

The drunk he was picking on was not causing problems just another harmless drunk. Matt being the small minded bully that he is thought it would fun to pick on the drunk. Really? Is that all you're capable of? The husband of the woman hurt taught Matt alot of what he knows in the early days. I say he grow a pair and knock him the **** out. Its one thing to make a living fighting, its another to just be a down right bully!!

1249 days ago


This woman's nose has been broken before. Also check out the lip droop in the left photo. Are you sure she didn't break her nose from falling down drunk? Really hard to prove.. I don't particularly like Matt Hughes never liked his arrogant attitude watching UFC, but this one just doesn't smell right.

1249 days ago

rich va    

That must of been the hardest push ever in the history of pushes to break her nose. Just another person in our society trying to get some easy bucks.

1249 days ago


I bet she's trying to get Matt to pay for her nose job...which she obviously knows she needs. I'll bet she was an excellent actress that night in the bar; "OH, my NOSE...my NOSE!!!"

1249 days ago


Seriously does it matter if people on here think she's ugly? Does that somehow justify her being hurt in your petty minds? If she was hit by someone in a bar, whether they were pushed or not, she has the right to go after them if her nose was broke. Honestly some people on here are so shallow, all they worry about is looks! Would your opinions be nicer if you thought she was great looking? What a shame if that's all you consider important in life.

1249 days ago

friend of both    

You people are stupid! Matt and Lil are friends and were out with the same group of people that night.Matt unfortinatly was his usual bully self that night. She is not after his $$ but he should pay her medical bills!
And NO we do not worship Matt here! He is just another guy!

1249 days ago


Wow, you people are bat sh** insane. Give her a break. I've had it happen to me before. Two guys got in a fight and I was standing too close--got punched and pushed. It can really happen to anyone.

1249 days ago
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