Matt Hughes Net Worth

Matt Hughes Net Worth : $8 million


A retired mixed martial artist



Source of Wealth

Martial Arts

Years of Experience

15 years

Date of Birth

October 13, 1973


Attended Eastern Illinois University

Marital Status




Matt Hughes’ Total Net Worth

Matt Hughes is an American retired MMA fighter. He made a net worth of $8 million through his profession. He has won the UFC Welterweight Championship twice. During his career, Hughes was ranked as the #1 pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world. Throughout his ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’ career, he held the record for putting together two individual six-fight winning streaks. Until the rise of Georges St. Pierre, Hughes was regarded as the greatest welterweight fighter and one of the most successful pound-for-pound fighters of the world. Presently, he serves as the vice-president of Athletic Development and Government Relations for the UFC.

Properties: Private Fortune

Matt Hughes possesses a beautiful house in Hillsboro, Oregon.


Apart from his fighting career in the ‘Welterweight Championship’ and ‘Ultimate Fighting Championship’, Hughes has also appeared as a host on a hunting show, called ‘Trophy Hunters TV’.

On January 1, 2008, Hughes released his autobiography, named “Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History”, which he wrote along with Michael Malice.

Awards & Accomplishments

Matt Hughes achieved a number of accolades throughout his martial art career. He received the ‘Fighter of the Year 3rd Place’ award in the year 1999, 2003, 2004, and 2005, as well as ‘Fighter of the Year’ award in 2002 by Fight Matrix. Yahoo! Sports honoured him with an award of ‘Fight of the Decade’ in the year 2000.


Initially, Matt Hughes started off as an NCAA division I wrestler. Later, he began his career as a mixed martial artist on January 1, 1988. During his tenure as a welterweight champion, he won and lost titles a number of times, and finally, lost it against Georges St. Pierre. Till 2011, Hughes made a number of debuts as the Ultimate Fighter Champion. His retirement was announced on January 24, 2013, by the UFC.