Matt Hughes sought for Police Questioning following Barroom Altercation (Update)Posted on May 3, 2011, 09:33 PM by Joey Santosus
UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes is reportedly being sought for questioning by police in Illinois.
According to TMZ, the former Welterweight Champion was involved in an altercation on April 23rd inside a Taylor Springs, Il. bar. Hughes is said to have began arguing with a fellow patron before a shoving match ensued, which allegedly led to a man being pushed into a female bystander. The women claims to have suffered a broken nose in the collision.
The local police are currently investigating the matter and say that attempts to reach Hughes by telephone have gone unsuccessful.
Hughes is expected to face Diego Sanchez at UFC 135 later this year. Whether or not the accusations will have any affect on the scheduled bout is unclear at this time. Stay tuned to LowKick.com for more information as it becomes available.
Below are photos of the woman's injuries obtained by TMZ:
Former UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes will not face battery charges stemming from last week's altercation:
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.
Outer Photo: Matt Hughes during a press conference for UFC 79 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Thursday, December 27, 2007. Photo credit: Francis Specker