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matt hughes
02-23-2009, 09:41 PM
I received this letter in the mail today and thought it was interesting enough to share it with you all. This is the entire letter, I've just removed certain names to protect the identity of his family.

February 13, 2009

Dear Matt,

My name is Jed Leist and I am the person that filed the lawsuit against you for the incident at Mandalay Bay at UFC 64. That being said, I hope you will read this entire letter with an open mind. I am a saved Christian man now, in part because of you. As funny as that may sound right now, please allow me to elaborate.

I went to UFC 64 (Franklin vs. Silva 1) a big fan of yours. No one can deny that you are an incredible athlete and one of the best fighters that the UFC has seen. Getting to meet you at the autograph session was pretty exciting for me. Afterward, I was pretty upset and thought of you and your friends as overly cocky. I had several problems with people after that including your friend Tim Sylvia. I went there from Atlanta looking to have a good time with my friends for the weekend, but left very dejected. I didn't read the bible back then, so I didn't have a very good Christian attitude. I was letting that weekend eat me up inside, instead of just letting it go. Also, I was facing some extremely serious legal problems at home that I'm sure you are aware of.

When I was young, I wanted to follow in my dad's footsteps as a police officer. I joined the Explorers and did a hitch in the US Army, serving in Desert Shield/Storm. After coming home, I made a lot of very bad decisions in life and ended up with a felony record. I matured very late in life. In 2001 when I was 30 years old, I moved to Los Angeles from Grand Junction, Colorado and basically started over. I met my current wife while living there. We are married and have two wonderful daughters ages 6 and 4. We eventually moved to Atlanta, Georgia where we own a nice home in the suburb. Things were going very well for us. My wife is German, so we would travel to Europe twice a year to visit family. In late 2004 I found the opportunity to pursue my dream job that I gave up on so many years before. That was a decision I will forever regret. At the academy, I was named class president. I placed first in shooting and second in academics. Once I started at the department, I really excelled. I was a member of our tactical team and I had a knack for finding drugs. I made more drug seizures than the rest of the officers in our small department combined. That included the largest drug seizure in the city's history. I also obtained a pilot's license in helicopters, my other love. I hoped to someday fly for a department. The best of both worlds. I have never been happier in my life. But, I didn't have Jesus in my life. Of course it all came crashing down on me.

I was arrested by the ATF for being a felon in possession of a firearm for carrying my duty weapon. And my wife was charged with lying on and ATF form by saying that she claimed some guns she bought were hers when they were in fact mine. This was extremely unfortunate because my wife did not know that I was a felon. She had never even had a traffic ticket prior to this. Ingrid was an account manager for 21 years when his happened. She obtained her college degree while working full time and also while carrying and giving birth to our two daughters. All of this at 42 years of age!

In other words, my actions caused my wife to be charged with a felony. She truly never had any idea that she broke the law. (In fact the ATF agent later said that he is convinced that she did not break the law, but by that time it was too late.) I was ultimately given a twenty year sentence (Which everyone thought was a big harsh.) and my wife was given fifteen months. (Which everyone just couldn't believe.) My kids now live in Germany with family and I haven't got to see them in sixteen months. Obviously this just tears my heart out. My wife was a permanent resident, but now INS is trying to deport her when she is released in April of this year. If that happens, I will lose all contact with my family. You may or may not agree, but there is a point where the punishment completely outweighs the crime. Child molesters and murderers get less. No one was hurt by my crime and a couple actually had their lives saved. As you can see, my whole life got turned upside down.

So here I am, very bitter and hating life. The show "The Ultimate Fighter" comes on TV one night and you and Matt Serra were the coaches then. On this particular show, you brought in some Bibles and asked the guys to read the book of Esther. That really offended a lot of people including me. For no reason what-so-ever, it made me really mad. I was raised in a very good, Christian home, but I never really accepted Jesus into my life. I thought I had, but I was wrong. Anyway, I asked myself why I disliked you so much and why I was so mad that you asked the guys to read out of the Bible. It made no sense to me. The only thing that I could come up with was that the Devil doesn't want people to learn about God. He hates us and will do anything to stop us. I went and found my Bible and read the book of Esther right then. Matt, I have never looked back! I just went to the beginning and read the entire thing. Then I read it again. Now I try and study it more. It's a great story on history, but you miss so much when you just blaze right through it!

I didn't come to jail to find religion. I am starting to know Christ now. I was truly in need of God and He showed me enough mercy to bring me back. And He used you to help me, Matt! It was no accident how we met and how things have went for me in my life. God had His plan and I am lucky that He introduced me to you. Even if it was under what I thought at the time was a bad circumstance. Now I praise God for that encounter I had with you.

You are in a very unique position being both a Christian and a pro athlete. Things that you do or say can effect other people even if you don't see it. Some people talked bad about what you did on that episode of TUF. Well pal, you get the last laugh because it did touch someone all the way across the country.

My wife has become saved and is a Christian herself! My daughters now have a much brighter future as well. We are good to our kids, but now we can raise them properly in Christ. I now have the peace of mind knowing that we are all saved. I don't think that I can put into words just how much of a weight that is to have lifted off my shoulders! We have a lot of difficult times ahead, but there is nothing that we can't handle because we now have Jesus on our side.

Matt, this letter isn't saying that I forgive you. It's saying, "Please forgive me!" It is also saying thank you! You have touched my life in a way that you can not fathom and I will never be able to repay you for it. I thank God for you and keep you in my prayers. I hope you find my story positive and realize that I truly hope you find it in you to forgive my actions.

I'm really not a bad person Matt. I have lived a life that I am not at all proud of, but that is my old life. If I ever get to meet you again, I will shake your hand and thank you for my life. If you find the time in your busy schedule, I would love to hear your thoughts. If not, I do understand. I know that it's got to be a little weird getting this letter from me. I wouldn't blame you one bit for tossing it. I did want you to know what you have done for me, even if it was indirectly. (Funny how I ended up at a prison twenty miles up the road from where you live. What a coincidence!)

God bless you and your family, Matt! And again, thank you!

All my respect
Jed Leist

P.S. - Please keep my family in your prayers. I might have my problems, but my little girls and wife are the innocent ones here. They deserve much better in their lives.

NateR
02-23-2009, 09:51 PM
In case anyone is wondering, Jed Leist is the guy who tried to sue Matt over a photo in which he asked Matt to put him in a rear naked choke:
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c201/Barada73/jedheist.jpg

He claimed that permanent injuries resulted, but ultimately dropped the false charges.

hizo64
02-23-2009, 09:52 PM
Wow! Thank God!

Jonlion
02-23-2009, 09:53 PM
Wow.

I think that just goes to show that within time and it can be a while that things come good. More importantly, your actions, have then changed this man's life but that seed was planted a while ago, who would know this come to frution without this letter and perhaps the countless other you may of touched via your actions and words.

God truly works in mysterious ways but if anything that is a message to always keep faith.

TexasRN
02-23-2009, 10:36 PM
Very cool. It really takes a lot to admit when you are wrong and to ask forgiveness.


~Amy

Llamafighter
02-23-2009, 10:44 PM
Thanks for sharing this with us Matt. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the letter at some point!

VCURamFan
02-23-2009, 11:30 PM
Wow, that is fantastic! Praise God, I guess something good came out of TUF 6, afterall!!

Vizion
02-24-2009, 12:59 AM
God works in us, even when we don't KNOW it! Awesome testimony, thanks for posting Matt, and God bless Jed and his family!:)

Bonnie
02-24-2009, 01:15 AM
Matt, I think he's right about God working in his life through you with everything that happened and now in ours by you posting this letter. I'm glad he's been able to come to grips with the things that have happened to him (justly or unjustly) and find God's light and love. Hopefully, everything will work out and he and his family will be reunited at some point.

Thank you for sharing! :)

Boomer
02-24-2009, 03:22 AM
Growing up in church I always heard the saying Jesus is the Rock on which people break. It wasn't until I was an adult and realized that if we are Jesus' hands, feet ... etc to the world then Christ in us is also what people break on. Many people keep their faith to themselves because they have been inconvenienced by peoples reactions to God. I've said it a million times on here and in real life what I admire about Matt is his honesty with the public about his life and faith. Doesn't claim to be perfect, but does always try to do right.

What may have been a temporary bad situation for Matt, turned out to be an eternal life changing event for this young guy and in turn his whole family.

Bravo ..

Where would any of us be without grace.

MattHughesRocks
02-24-2009, 03:25 AM
Wow! :cry:

Spiritwalker
02-24-2009, 03:32 AM
I am torn between... "you reap what you sew".. and the guys humility...

Bonnie
02-24-2009, 03:36 AM
Growing up in church I always heard the saying Jesus is the Rock on which people break. It wasn't until I was an adult and realized that if we are Jesus' hands, feet ... etc to the world then Christ in us is also what people break on. Many people keep their faith to themselves because they have been inconvenienced by peoples reactions to God. I've said it a million times on here and in real life what I admire about Matt is his honesty with the public about his life and faith. Doesn't claim to be perfect, but does always try to do right.

What may have been a temporary bad situation for Matt, turned out to be an eternal life changing event for this young guy and in turn his whole family.

Bravo ..

Where would any of us be without grace.

Amen!

Boomer
02-24-2009, 03:42 AM
I am torn between... "you reap what you sew".. and the guys humility...

Indeed brother .. but luckily for all of us reaping is just for a season ... and it looks like he is sowing some pretty good seeds for the next season in his life.

mikthehick
02-24-2009, 08:22 PM
This is tried and true one of the best letters I've ever read.

Thanks for sharing it with us matt! It really is cool to see how God works with people, and how much one small action can change someone's life forever. :cool:

Preach
02-24-2009, 08:36 PM
Awesome I am very happy for his new found Faith in God. May God Bless him and his family

County Mike
02-24-2009, 08:53 PM
Sounds like he should have been choked out years ago.

CAVEMAN
02-24-2009, 09:18 PM
Growing up in church I always heard the saying Jesus is the Rock on which people break. It wasn't until I was an adult and realized that if we are Jesus' hands, feet ... etc to the world then Christ in us is also what people break on. Many people keep their faith to themselves because they have been inconvenienced by peoples reactions to God. I've said it a million times on here and in real life what I admire about Matt is his honesty with the public about his life and faith. Doesn't claim to be perfect, but does always try to do right.

What may have been a temporary bad situation for Matt, turned out to be an eternal life changing event for this young guy and in turn his whole family.

Bravo ..

Where would any of us be without grace.

:cool: You got that right, Boomer!

TexasRN
02-24-2009, 11:38 PM
Sounds like he should have been choked out years ago.


:laugh:


~Amy

Hughes_GOAT
02-24-2009, 11:52 PM
20 years....

Jessi
02-25-2009, 04:40 PM
It takes some balls to write a letter like this...and especially to a guy like Matt. Wish my brother in law could own up to his mistakes like this guy!!! I truly think he too far south for any of us to help him now though. :sad:

KevinD
02-26-2009, 01:25 PM
Thanks for sharing that letter. Its great to hear a positive message come from all that. God is good.

rearnakedchoke
02-26-2009, 02:05 PM
It just goes to show you, you can have all the riches, friends, best jobs, nice homes, everything, but if you don't have Jesus, well you truly have nothing ...

rearnakedchoke
02-26-2009, 02:06 PM
It takes some balls to write a letter like this...and especially to a guy like Matt. Wish my brother in law could own up to his mistakes like this guy!!! I truly think he too far south for any of us to help him now though. :sad:
never too late to get anyone help .. if you really care for this guy, then you gotta try to save him before it is too late ...

Chuck
02-26-2009, 03:59 PM
Hey Matt I don't know if you'll stop back by in this thread but I'm curious how or if you responded to this.

Llamafighter
02-26-2009, 04:56 PM
Hey Matt I don't know if you'll stop back by in this thread but I'm curious how or if you responded to this.

That makes 2 of us!

cheachea
02-26-2009, 08:30 PM
All things work together for good to them that love God. This is awesome. Thank God.

Tyburn
03-01-2009, 01:31 AM
I received this letter in the mail today and thought it was interesting enough to share it with you all. This is the entire letter, I've just removed certain names to protect the identity of his family.
GOD works in mysterious ways :ninja: that has to be one of the most bizzare ways i've ever heard of.

Sooo he falsley accused you because he felt dejected when he met you and didnt like your friend Tim Sylvia :mellow: Well...I've never met Tim Sylvia...but I wasnt dejected when I met you, either time :w00t:

Looks like he had issues, but Prison gave him the opportunity for the seeds to grow which you planted in him by talking about GOD. You know who you should tell about this? The one person in your group who wouldnt read the Book...I would...but I'm not his friend on Myspace :laugh:

Tyburn
03-01-2009, 01:33 AM
Sounds like he should have been choked out years ago.
:laugh: perhaps Matt choked some sense into him :cool:

talkin_smack1
03-02-2009, 01:37 PM
Here is why the guy is in prison:
JEDSON EDWARD LEIST, 36, of Acworth, Georgia, was sentenced this morning to 20 years in federal prison by United States District Judge Robert L. Vining, Jr., for crimes including false statements; wire and mail fraud; possession of a firearm by a felon and by a domestic violence misdemeanant; and a mail and wire fraud scheme involving the use of fake fingerprints.
United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said, "The evidence proved that Leist, with help from his wife, circumvented the gun laws that prohibit a convicted felon from possessing a firearm."

With a set of clean fingerprints and help from a co-conspirator, Leist lied to the Rockmart Police Department and the FBI so that he could acquire a badge and carry a gun despite his criminal past. In convicting Leist, the jury unequivocally condemned these criminal acts as unacceptable. The 20 year prison sentence speaks for itself.

LEIST was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release

I have a little knowledge about this and that is all I am going to say about it. Lets just say I work for a Federal Prison...??? I am sure if Matt reads this post he will know who I am... DW neighbor.... Sorry I can't say more..

talkin_smack1
03-02-2009, 01:40 PM
Here is why the guy is in prison:
JEDSON EDWARD LEIST, 36, of Acworth, Georgia, was sentenced this morning to 20 years in federal prison by United States District Judge Robert L. Vining, Jr., for crimes including false statements; wire and mail fraud; possession of a firearm by a felon and by a domestic violence misdemeanant; and a mail and wire fraud scheme involving the use of fake fingerprints.
United States Attorney David E. Nahmias said, "The evidence proved that Leist, with help from his wife, circumvented the gun laws that prohibit a convicted felon from possessing a firearm."

With a set of clean fingerprints and help from a co-conspirator, Leist lied to the Rockmart Police Department and the FBI so that he could acquire a badge and carry a gun despite his criminal past. In convicting Leist, the jury unequivocally condemned these criminal acts as unacceptable. The 20 year prison sentence speaks for itself.

I got this from Yahoo by the way just typed his name in google... So this is public info

LEIST was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release

I have a little knowledge about this and that is all I am going to say about it. Lets just say I work for a Federal Prison...??? I am sure if Matt reads this post he will know who I am... DW neighbor.... Sorry I can't say more..
I got this from yahoo just typed his name in google, public info

Tyburn
03-02-2009, 01:50 PM
so long as you do your duty to the bes of your ability i'm sure all will be well :)

Llamafighter
03-02-2009, 02:44 PM
I got this from yahoo just typed his name in google, public info
Thanks for the details! Very interesting.

Fred
03-03-2009, 02:23 AM
I received this letter in the mail today and thought it was interesting enough to share it with you all. This is the entire letter, I've just removed certain names to protect the identity of his family.

It's great that Jed apparently has had a change of heart about the lawsuit. I think we can all wish him well and that Christ will impact his life. However, the whole progression of Jed's life seems a bit chaotic and unstable up to this point. Hate to say it; but does anyone know if he's really saved? The letter may be a front that Jed is using to maintain contact with Matt----kind of like a stalker-fan scenario.

The guy should do his time and, if he is sincere about believing in Christ, use the time to grow in the Lord in prison. There's nothing Hughes or anyone else unrelated to the guy can do for him except to pray. Jed probably needs to put MMA toward the bottom of his list of things to be interested in, and work on the great challenge of a born-again, Christian life.

Thankfully, Matt appears to have one less headache to worry about.

Bonnie
03-03-2009, 03:16 AM
I wondered about that myself. Only he and God knows what's truly in his heart. It did "alarm" me a little to hear he is only 30 mins. up the road from Matt and his family.

I think we should all pray for him that he is sincere about turning his life around with Christ at the forefront, but I do think Matt should be "cautious".

Boomer
03-03-2009, 03:54 AM
Hello Fred and welcome to the forum! That very well could be the scenario. One of my favorite passages in the Good Book is:

Matthew 10:16 - Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Often "Grace" is not balanced with wisdom and Christians get taken advantage of and end up over time embittered and isolated from trying to express their faith and getting burned. Wither this guy is saved or not is not for us to judge .. chaos and hitting rock bottom are often initiators of faith. You finally reach out for something greater then yourself or what other people can give you. I'm sure this guy will have just as much challenge in changing habitual patterns and thought processes he developed up to this point in his life just like the rest of us. He may have major emotional issues to work through. I think saying "prayer" is all any body but his relations can do is weak. If every Christian had that attitude then there would be a bunch of words going up but nothing really getting done. Christ spent His mornings praying and the rest of the day doing. With any ones actions and how they choose to respond to someone in need should be met with wisdom but still acted upon if that is the course that God puts in their heart to follow. I'm not pretending to offer any advice on any course of action here, but I don't think its as absolute as you stated below.


It's great that Jed apparently has had a change of heart about the lawsuit. I think we can all wish him well and that Christ will impact his life. However, the whole progression of Jed's life seems a bit chaotic and unstable up to this point. Hate to say it; but does anyone know if he's really saved? The letter may be a front that Jed is using to maintain contact with Matt----kind of like a stalker-fan scenario.

The guy should do his time and, if he is sincere about believing in Christ, use the time to grow in the Lord in prison. There's nothing Hughes or anyone else unrelated to the guy can do for him except to pray. Jed probably needs to put MMA toward the bottom of his list of things to be interested in, and work on the great challenge of a born-again, Christian life.

Thankfully, Matt appears to have one less headache to worry about.

Fred
03-03-2009, 04:23 AM
I hear you, Boomer. I just think there are other people (including a Christian chaplain working at the prison, and fellow Christian inmates) who can reach out to the guy in tangible ways if he needs it. Obviously, Matt is going to make his own choice whether to reach out to the guy or not. It's none of my business. But, if it were my place to advise anyone in Matt's position, I would think the contact should be very limited.

Prayer is powerful, and sometimes just praying for someone can make all the difference in their lives. I hope the best for the guy's family, too.

Boomer
03-03-2009, 04:30 AM
I hear you, Boomer.

Prayer is powerful, and sometimes just praying for someone can make all the difference in their lives. I hope the best for the guy's family, too.

:w00t: :w00t: HE HEARS ME!!!!:w00t: You need to come back more often!!!:w00t:

:)

I didn't mean to underemphasis prayer at all and sometimes that is all you can do .. .and sometimes its all you're called to do in a situation. I just try to fight the "well I'll pray for you" attitude as an escape for any real forward movement in really getting in there and helping someone that you have the ability to help.


AANNNDD for the record ... I agree with your advice. :wink:

Thanks for posting.

MattHughesRocks
03-03-2009, 04:45 AM
I'll pray for ya Boom :unsure-1:



:laugh:





:w00t: :w00t: HE HEARS ME!!!!:w00t: You need to come back more often!!!:w00t:

:laugh: :laugh:

I didn't mean to underemphasis prayer at all and sometimes that is all you can do .. .and sometimes its all your are called to do in a situation. I just try to fight the "well I'll pray for you" attitude as an escape for any real forward movement in really getting in there and helping someone that you have the ability to help. :)


AANNNDD for the record ... I agree with your advice. :wink:

Thanks for posting.

Boomer
03-03-2009, 04:58 AM
I'll pray for ya Boom :unsure-1:



:laugh:

:blink: Dont I have a virtual restraining order against you .. you can't post within 3 posts of mine ... :blink:

MattHughesRocks
03-03-2009, 05:16 AM
Hey you can't do that! :unsure-1:


:blink: Dont I have a virtual restraining order against you .. you can't post within 3 posts of mine ... :blink:

Quell
03-03-2009, 07:10 AM
Why is it so many inmates find a religious belief when they get locked up? I'm a changed man bla bla bla can't tell you how many times I've heard that only to see them again in a couple months for violating there parole. When times are hard people tend to lean towards religion...which is the case here. He's locked up and has nothing but time to reflect. The real test for LEIST will be when he gets out. I hope (for him and his family) that he keeps his faith and goes down the right path.

Quell
03-03-2009, 10:37 AM
Here is his indictment: Link (http://www1.romenews-tribune.com/Files/Documents/LesistSuper.pdf)

Appeal: Link (http://ga.findacase.com/research/wfrmDocViewer.aspx/xq/fac.%5CC11%5C2008%5C20080918_0001787.C11.htm/qx)

Conviction:Link (http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/gan/press/2008/02-28-08.pdf)

Here is were he's at: Greenville Link (http://www.bop.gov/iloc2/InmateFinderServlet?Transaction=NameSearch&needingMoreList=false&FirstName=jedson&Middle=&LastName=leist&Race=U&Sex=U&Age=&x=18&y=21)

The Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Greenville, Illinois, is a medium security facility housing male offenders. An adjacent satellite prison camp houses minimum security female offenders.

FCI Greenville is located approximately 43 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri, and 63 miles from Springfield, Illinois

NateR
03-03-2009, 05:22 PM
Why is it so many inmates find a religious belief when they get locked up? I'm a changed man bla bla bla can't tell you how many times I've heard that only to see them again in a couple months for violating there parole. When times are hard people tend to lean towards religion...which is the case here. He's locked up and has nothing but time to reflect. The real test for LEIST will be when he gets out. I hope (for him and his family) that he keeps his faith and goes down the right path.

Well, when you've been knocked flat on your back, you have nowhere to look but up. People are simply more receptive to GOD when their world has come crashing down around them.

However, I am a little skeptical when someone "finds GOD" in prison and instantly tries to get his/her sentence commuted. Someone who is truly born-again would accept their punishment as consequences for their actions even if it means accepting the death penalty.

Bonnie
03-03-2009, 11:15 PM
Well, when you've been knocked flat on your back, you have nowhere to look but up. People are simply more receptive to GOD when their world has come crashing down around them.

However, I am a little skeptical when someone "finds GOD" in prison and instantly tries to get his/her sentence commuted. Someone who is truly born-again would accept their punishment as consequences for their actions even if it means accepting the death penalty.

Yes; we saw this with the case of Karla Faye Tucker here in Texas. She was born-again and was a model prisoner and was put to death in 1998. All pleas for commutation to "life" were denied and her sentence carried out. I do believe she accepted her punishment, death. I would have been okay with them commuting her sentence to life (no parole), but I was also okay with her punishment. I think she understood that that was the consequence of "her" actions.

I am happy for those in prison who truly find God, but I don't think that should get them a lesser sentence or a "get out of jail" card. God was with them all along; it's just that like Nathan said they are more "receptive" when they finally hit rock bottom and they are living the reality of their actions.

Tyburn
03-03-2009, 11:38 PM
GOD may forgive you of your actions, but he does ask you pay the consequences of them :ninja:

Neezar
03-04-2009, 06:09 AM
I think this is an amazing story.

MMeh
03-04-2009, 06:13 AM
I'm praying for this man, I truly hope he's found some peace and regardless of what happens in the future for him, hopefully God's grace will allow him to deal with what may come. This is a really good story, a nice change of pace given all the bad news recently. Thanks for sharing it with us Matt.

GroundNPound
03-06-2009, 03:52 PM
Matt has a stalker...that is weird.

That does suck for that guy...20 years???????????????? Damn that's harsh.

LookingToTheNorth
03-09-2009, 01:16 AM
This post is in reference to the photo that Matt Hughes posted on his blog page. For anyone who ever had even the slightest doubt in Matt Hughes, I know for an absolute fact that Jed Leist asked to be "choked" out for the photo and that Mr. Hughes is 100% innocent of any wrong-doing! I was at UFC 64 and witnessed the alleged incident, as well as the "aftermath." The letter serves as validation that Mr. Hughes was in the right all along. It frightens me to no ends that the exact same day he wrote Mr. Hughes the "forgiveness" letter, he sent me hate mail. The exact same day! I will not go into much detail only that his letter is full of false accusations, name calling, slander & insults, attempts at blackmail, and threats against myself, my family and my friends. Are these the actions of a "saved Christian?" Matt, I beg you to beware and proceed with caution. God bless you, your family and all your fans always.

Chuck
03-09-2009, 06:45 AM
This post is in reference to the photo that Matt Hughes posted on his blog page. For anyone who ever had even the slightest doubt in Matt Hughes, I know for an absolute fact that Jed Leist asked to be "choked" out for the photo and that Mr. Hughes is 100% innocent of any wrong-doing! I was at UFC 64 and witnessed the alleged incident, as well as the "aftermath." The letter serves as validation that Mr. Hughes was in the right all along. It frightens me to no ends that the exact same day he wrote Mr. Hughes the "forgiveness" letter, he sent me hate mail. The exact same day! I will not go into much detail only that his letter is full of false accusations, name calling, slander & insults, attempts at blackmail, and threats against myself, my family and my friends. Are these the actions of a "saved Christian?" Matt, I beg you to beware and proceed with caution. God bless you, your family and all your fans always.


Did you know you can send Matt a Private Message (PM) ?

If you have information that you think he should have.... perhaps you should think about it...

Llamafighter
03-09-2009, 02:00 PM
Did you know you can send Matt a Private Message (PM) ?

If you have information that you think he should have.... perhaps you should think about it...

No doubt