Report: Matt Grice Breathing on His Own, Responding to Verbal Cues After Recent Car Crash
By FCF Staff
UFC featherweight Matt Grice reportedly continues to improve after he was seriously injured in a car crash on September 8th, which required him to undergo brain surgery.
Grice was rear ended while sitting at red light in Oklahoma City earlier this month, which left the noted wrestler in serious condition. According to a follow up report from “UFC Tonight”, which quoted information from the fighter’s manager, Grice is breathing on his own and is no longer attached to a cranial pressure monitor. In addition, the 32 year-old is reportedly responding to verbal cues and is displaying movement in his legs and arms.
A donation fund has been set up to assist Grice and his family at Hope Mob.
Grice last competed in February at UFC 157, and lost by split decision to Dennis Bermudez, in a bout that also won “Fight of the Night.” Before that, Grice worked his way to unanimous decision win over Leonard Garcia at UFC on FX 5 last June. The fighter, who was scheduled to fight Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 in October until he was injured, is also a police officer for Oklahoma City.