After Matt Grice was seriously injured in a September 8th car crash, which required him to undergo brain surgery, the word is that the UFC vet is continuing to recover. Grice, who is also a police officer in Oklahoma City, was rear-ended while parked at a red light.
Approximately ten days after the accident, new surfaced that Grice had been taken off a cranial pressure monitor, was responding to verbal cues, and was also demonstrating movement in his limbs. Now, a couple of weeks later, Dana White has relayed to MMA Fighting.com that the 32 year-old fighter continues to improve.
“First they were talking about real bad things could happen. Then it was like, he might never walk again and he might never work again. Now the doctors are very positive.”
“The whole tone has changed,” White said. “He’s got a lot of work ahead of him, a lot of hard work ahead of him, but it’s looking like he might be able to pull through and get his life back.”
That’s great news for Grice, his family and friends, as well as the MMA world. The rugged fighter had been scheduled to fight Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 on October 19th. Larsen is set to fight Andre Fili now instead.
Grice was coming off a split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157 in February, which earned the featherweights “Fight of the Night” honors. Before the thrilling bout, Grice had scored a unanimous decision win over Leonard Garcia at a UFC on FX card last June. The renowned wrestler has gone 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.
A donation fund at HopeMob has been set up to assist Grice and his family.
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