UFC hall-of-famer Matt Hughes has had restraining orders filed against him by both his wife and his twin brother.
That’s the word according to TMZ, who also report that his wife, Audra Hughes has also filed for divorce.
Retired for many years, the former welterweight champion suffered a life-threatening brain injury in June of 2017 after his truck was struck by a train, but while he was still in the midst of a long recovery several months later, his wife has claimed that he she was the victim of domestic violence.
Hughes is alleged to have choked her after she refused to give him the keys to his truck due to the fact that he shouldn’t be driving with his brain injury.
Audra Hughes then alleges that her husband also demanded to be given the code to their gun vault, and when she refused that as well he choked her again and then slammed her head into a shower wall.
In July of 2018, the couple had an argument after Audra took his mobile phone and accused him of speaking to other women. Hughes is alleged to have threatened her, saying, “I’m going to f***ing shoot you.”
In December they had another argument about the same thing and this time Audra alleges that hughes hit her in front of her son, their daughter and her step-dad.
She had a restraining order filed against him the following day, which means that Hughes can’t come within 500ft of either Audra or their children.
Meanwhile, Hughes’ twin brother Mark successfully filed for a restraining order against the former fighter in September of 2018 after he grabbed and shook his 15-year-old son, claiming that the tractor he was driving was his.
Matt Hughes retired in 2011 after suffering back-to-back knockout losses in the Octagon against BJ Penn and Josh Koscheck.