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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.

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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.

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

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31.

Amy    

So since she's not that attractive (in your minds) she derserved it, is a bar skank, or is out for money? I can't believe the world we live in when looks automatically mean that people are either good or bad.

1184 days ago
32.

Ka Rah    

Matt Hughes is a cool guy but he's not the one to take to much crap! I know him and I bet she was involved with starting the altercation. You see Matt Hughes getting ino a shoveling match with a guy, you get the hell out the way, stupid!

1184 days ago
33.

Anonymous    

I don't think Matt did it intentionally plus how do we know she ain't lying that she said she got hit by Matt to get money.

1184 days ago
34.

paul    

i hope what ever damages she seeks , she will use the proceeds to get herself a nose job wich i'm sure thats what her intentions where all along

1184 days ago
35.

truthful    

I am sure that Matt deserves this as to he has been in bar fights before in that town!!! And no one deserves to get hit by UFC fighter!!!!! And he needs to be held for his actions and not looked at like a STAR cause that he is not by far! Maybe he shouldn't go out if he can not control his anger with people from his HOME town who all know the truth of him.... He was in a bar and pushed someone sooo hard that that person fell into this girl to break her nose, come one that is too much. So I hope that he gets what is coming to him!!!!!!!

1184 days ago
36.

Amy    

@ Anonymous: No one said he meant to do it. But he did cause it and that's all that's needed in a court of law.

What do you mean, how do we know she's not lying? Looks like it happened in a public place with witnesses and then the police were called to take pictures.

You people are beyond crazy. I hope that you're never standing too close to a bar fight, suffer an injury, and people call you ugly, lying, and "money hungry."

1184 days ago
37.

Amy    

Yeah Paul, because she sat around in the perfect position waiting for a fight to break out and placed her face right in front of the incident just to get a nose job. Sure. Whatever it takes for you to justify how you feel about women.

1184 days ago
38.

Observer    

Oh, she's just lookin for some $$.
Matt Hughes is a class act and even a 6-4 250lb guy would be a 'moron' for getting in a scrape with Matt Hughes.

1184 days ago
39.

David    

TMZ is like the girl in this story, a white trash, gold digging pile of **** not worthy of the air it breaths. Go crawl back into some celebrities ass and don't post stories that you don't know **** about you **** riding ***gots.

1184 days ago
40.

Not skeptical    

Matt Hughes is a class act? You obviously don't know him at all! Check your facts, loser.

1184 days ago
41.

Freelil    

Interesting how everyone is so quick to judge the victim! Only those of us from Hillsboro seem to know the truth about how our local celebrity really is. Funny how no one mentioned the ******** our married, christian UFC home-town hero received at a bar in Pana, Illinois just weeks ago. I used to be a big fan of his... but he absolutely disgusts me. His wife doesn't deserve the betrayl and to most of us, he's a joke.

1184 days ago
42.

duhwinner    

yikes, that DOES look like a nose that got all busted up....I've seen that kind of bruising before....ouch.

1184 days ago
43.

Mimi    

Her nose is not broken. Broken noses produce black eyes, which she doesn't have.

1184 days ago
44.

efnsteve    

Get the phuq out of the way you stupid lady. By the way, it appears any damage she suffered to that nose would be a vast improvement.

1184 days ago
45.

Meanie    

Ever notice skanks are naturally attracted to neanderthals?

1184 days ago
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