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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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76.

riccard    

What a nasty skank. She's just trying to leach off of a hard-working guy who EARNED his money. She should be arrested for felony UGLY! What a filthy parasite!

1207 days ago
77.

Hillsboro    

Get over it Dang!!!!! He should have kept his mouth shut and stop picking on people!!!! Wat a bully!! im sorry i live in the same town as both of them...

1207 days ago
78.

Hillsboro    

We talk about bully's well here is one for ya!!!!! MATT HUGHS!!!

1207 days ago
79.

Dryharvest    

Maybe if we could see a "before" pick of her nose....Or was that a before pick on the right? If so, damn.

1207 days ago
80.

There that night BTW    

I was there that night and it was a accident all the way around besides Matt getting pushy. I talked to lil in the next couple days and she said her nose is broke and she was an innocent by stander...She isnt out for money and im a very judgmental person and believe me if her nose was f*cked i would have been doggin on it from the get go. Cant believe TMZ is so low nowadays they have to use old UFC fighters instead of celebrities.LMAO

P.s. to the dumba$$ who said it might have been his twin...IT WASNT!

1207 days ago
81.

kmp09    

Someone needed some quick cash... Doesn't TMZ have better stories to cover? Pathetic.

1207 days ago
82.

Get Real    

She has not gotten paid for this to be put on TMZ.
She had no choice on her pictures being used.
She is extremely upset this has become public.
They have grown up together- and it was going to be handled better than THIS not in the public eye.

You ignorant people saying those revolting things.
Careful careful- Karma's a bi$%h & YOU have just heaped a bunch on yourself from those hateful comments.

Anyone can be in the wrong place at the wrong time- a woman doesn't "deserve" that. EVER. PERIOD.

1207 days ago
83.

FreeLilly    

Really? If you don't know someone why would you make such hurtful assumptions. Shame on all you who have commented on her appearance or her intentions. Wrong place at the wrong time! She is a beautiful girl with no intention of making money off this. Get real people. By the way there are many educated and intelligent people in the 'Boro so don't judge.

1207 days ago
84.

FreeLillyWilly    

Hookers are looking to get paid too

1207 days ago
85.

me    

you people that are bashing Matt and don't know anything about him or anything about Hillsboro are idiots...just sayin....fights happen all the time...just because he's Matt Hughes makes it a bit deal...get over it.

1206 days ago
86.

me    

big* deal...sorry

1206 days ago
87.

answer4harvard    

I am from Hillsboro, and I am pretty offended by harvardgrad's
comments.
For the most part people in this area RESPECT Matt Hughes, and not because he is a "fighter" but because he is generous with his time and money. He has given alot to our community, and to the young people in this area.
Yes, barfights happen here, as they do everywhere. I have been in a bar when Matt is there and it appears to me that he is not allowed to just have a good time, there is always someone that thinks there bigger and badder than he is and would like to prove it. He usually has to leave.
I know all the people involved, and the other person involved tends to mouth a bit when he's been drinking. Lilian like attention, and can pay for her own medical bills as her husband holds one of the better jobs in town. However I was not there when any of this happened, so I can't speak of it with knowledge and gossip is rapant.
If we were fortunate enough to have a person that came up with a cure for cancer and we knew who that was we would RESPECT them,as we do Matt.
Try getting to know some small town people before you pass judgment.

1206 days ago
88.

wazzup    

way i hear it, she got involved in the fight and tried to break it up. and ive known lil for years since i was little and i dont doubt one bit she tried to get involved in that fight. always stickin her nose into other ppls business, bout time she got her nose pushed back after pushing it somewhere it shouldnt be

1206 days ago
89.

karen    

wow, girl, looks like all the years of you unfounded comments has finally caught up to you! Karma ? I beleive so.

1206 days ago
90.

????????????    

I was in the bar that night talking to the girl who got her nose broke. People were standing elbow to elbow that night. It could've been anyone that got their nose broke. Her husbands job has nothing to do with it. If you get into an accident you have to pay for the damages. You can't just say sorry turn it into your insurance. Lil may not back down from anyone but this all happened so fast no one had time to jump in the middle. Besides she's not the one that goes around town pretending she's something she's not.

1206 days ago
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