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Video: This Is How Matt Hughes Came Up, Yo

It should surprise no one to learn that Matt Hughes did a lot of scrapping with his twin brother Mark as a kid.  You put two country boys out on the farm with not much else to do, beating on one another is bound to become the primary source of entertainment.  But just to remove all doubt on the matter, Hughes posted this video of a Christmas morning in the Hughes household circa 1976 to his website. 

At first it’s just Mark and Matt and their older sister unwrapping presents in their pj’s, filled with all the bushy-headed amazement you might expect.  But that’s before some genius gave them various types of boxing gloves, presumably to protect their little hands from damage during the many fights that began erupting as soon as the boys learned to make fists.  The funny part is, watch how quickly a boxing match between the Hughes boys turns into a wrestling match.  It’s like they can’t help it.  Their parents don’t seem too concerned.  They don’t even step in to stop those strikes to the back of the head from Matt’s older sister.  Think of it as quality training for the hard years to come.

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Da Spied Her- December 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm
I used to date his sister. She's not that great, she just kind of lays on top of you.
abenormal- December 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm
So three-year-old Matt Hughes is Brock Lesnar's striking coach?
robthom- December 28, 2009 at 9:56 am
Better yet just beat their children.
itsgalf- December 28, 2009 at 6:49 am
parents shouldn't pussify their children. Let them beat on each other.
RPS13- December 28, 2009 at 6:36 am
damn that sprawl at 3:52 was tits!
Carl Sagan- December 28, 2009 at 2:09 am
I enjoyed that clip. I wonder which one was Matt?
Antone- December 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm
not to pussy this post up...

but that was actually a nice little memory caught there lol. i smiled the whole way through.
Smitty- December 27, 2009 at 8:53 pm
Anyone else see little Matt go in for the double leg on his sister at the end of the video? Same old Matt!
Ilovemarijuana- December 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm
Matts sister by KO 5:39
zing- December 27, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Check out 5:21 for the smoke curling up from Daddy's smoke while the kids are opening presents.

Yep. The good old days.
robthom- December 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm
"Between kicking Matt Hughes' ass and the country breakfasts it's worth looking into."

Good point.
I wanna get my ass kicked by Matt Hughes sister too!

And dont forget the wonderful glowing feeling of Christian guilt trips, fear mongering and hatred towards "those ones over there".
NomadRip- December 27, 2009 at 2:44 pm
Socker Boppers were the best toy ever.
LetMeStickItInYourRua- December 27, 2009 at 1:03 pm
Did anyone else see the ultra gay moment when they touched tips, of the toy guns, that's what started the fight. Oh and no wonder Hughes is always a dick. He grew up in a time before sound.
Mindtravel- December 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm
Motherfucker got boxing gloves THIRTY YEARS AGO and he never learned how to use them. Holy shit.
Poutine Guillotine- December 27, 2009 at 11:17 am
Am I the only one wondering if Matt's sister is single? Between kicking Matt Hughes' ass and the country breakfasts it's worth looking into. Quick to the googlemobile...... Ahhh shit..... for whatever reason I just got fart porn results, oh well happy sunday!
Angry Monkey- December 27, 2009 at 10:29 am
The part where they start snoodling is just priceless, LOL!
Lek- December 27, 2009 at 9:17 am
Man I love film (and analog in general!)
BackbaconBilly- December 27, 2009 at 8:08 am
The good old days when parents encouraged violence,lol
Clyde- December 27, 2009 at 8:03 am
Damn, Itsgalf beat me to the "it looks like his striking has... not changed that much since then really" angle.

Miss hughes sure gave those two an ass whoopin. I haven't seen hughes get beaten like that since Hughes Vs GSP III. Would anyone else like to see her against kyra gracie at some point?
SiDeBuRnZ- December 27, 2009 at 7:24 am
His striking was so much crisper last time. His precision was really..... precise.
robthom- December 27, 2009 at 6:58 am
The early introduction of the boxing gloves doesn't surprise me.

From what I've heard, including in Hughes own words, about what an abusive and egotistical sadist he was through high school and college, I would have to assume that that kind of asshole fire could only have been stoked and fed from an early age. And most certainly at every holiday gathering.

I wonder if the gloves came before or after the sparring baseball bats.
itsgalf- December 27, 2009 at 6:43 am
looks like his striking never really got any better
Wade- December 27, 2009 at 6:38 am
Matt's older sister had good takedown defense and some serious Ground 'n Pound.
BuckWild- December 27, 2009 at 6:14 am
This reminds me of my childhood!