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UFC Hall of Famer -- Cleared In Alleged Bar Fight

5/11/2011 2:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UFC legend Matt Hughes has dodged a major bullet -- TMZ has learned the champ will not be charged with a crime for allegedly breaking a woman’s nose during an incident at an Illinois bar back in April.
   
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TMZ spoke with the Illinois State's Attorney ... who told us there was not enough evidence to prove the fighter committed a battery when he allegedly shoved another man into a female bystander at the Trails End Bar and Grill in Taylor Springs, IL.

TMZ broke the story ... the female bystander blamed Hughes for the injury she suffered during the alleged scuffle.

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1.

Cartman    

He is still guilty of assault.

1211 days ago
2.

Chef Jack Tripper    

He has yet to be cleared of being a douche bag. That one may take some time.

1211 days ago
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Logan R    

If she would have made Matt a country style breakfast, all of this would have been swept under the rug.

1211 days ago
4.

TMZ dont like me    

Where was Roger Huerta when this guy's ass needed to be kicked??

1211 days ago
5.

Muppet    

LOL @ Rocky

Yes because all kinds of women run around breaking their own noses. :/

1211 days ago
6.

Richard    

Lets see, she was in a bar, she was in an area where men are getting angry and someone got shoved into her big nose...Hmmmm sounds like a bimbo trying to get some dogh ray me. There was no intent to hurt this female, and she needs to spend some nights at home, instead of trying to cause trouble after being in a place where there often is trouble.

1211 days ago
7.

mark    

Why would he shove somebody? When he is known for punching in the cage.

1211 days ago
8.

Jexica    

I think she forgot she was ugly and just assumed someone must have assaulted her.

1211 days ago
9.

Superman    

Cops suck ass!!! They are just a tool for rich people to keep the poor people down!

1211 days ago
10.

Michael    

Mark
Matt Hughes is not known for punching in the cage. takedown and wrestling maybe....but punching??? not likely. in all his UFC bouts he never once has had a knockout. complete douche in my opinion and i would've called Roger to the rescue in a heartbeat lol

1210 days ago
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truthful    

It is a JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!! Why should he get away with an assault? Prob slept with someone to get that dropped.... sad that people have to put up with that in a small town. I think it is time to stop going to bars and stay home with your FAMILY and rememeber that YOU had found GOD!!!

1210 days ago
12.

Leah    

I have an idea... don't stand right behind a guy that's getting in the most dominant welterweight of all times face!!!

1208 days ago

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