mma / News

Matt Hughes Denies Domestic Abuse Allegations, Says Family is Lying

March 1, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes is denying allegations by his wife and brother’s family that he’s been physically abusive since his train accident. TMz reports that Hughes issued a statement to social media denying his wife Audra’s claim that he physically assaulted her more than once following the accident where a train slammed his truck and briefly left him in a coma.

In addition to Audra’s claims, Matt’s brother Mark Hughes accused Matt of assaulting Mark’s teenage son due to a disagreement over a tractor that Matt allegedly then tried to destroy. A judge granted Audra a restraining order against Hughes, forcing him to stay 500 feet away from her and their children.

“Since my train accident in June of 2017, my life has been changed forever. Some days have been absolute hell,” Hughes said. “The challenges and battles that I have faced have been far greater than anything I ever took on in a cage … everyday I continue to try to be as normal as someone with a brain injury can be.”

He went on to say, “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 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…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.”

He concluded, “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.”

article topics :

Matt Hughes, Jeremy Thomas