The Ultimate Fighting Championship is full of battles, and those fortunate enough to find themselves on its roster are no stranger to fighting for their well-being. UFC Featherweight Matt Grice finds himself in the biggest such fight he has ever faced, and it has nothing to do with the octagon.
Matt Grice is presently in the Intensive Care Unit at Oklahoma University Presbyterian Hospital after being the victim of a horrific car accident Sunday night.
Oklahoma City News 9 reported Sunday that Grice’s car was struck from behind while stopped at a red light in Pottawatomie County in Oklahoma, which is near Oklahoma City.
The 32 year old Grice, who is both a UFC featherweight and a police officer is in critical condition as a result of the accident.
He was off duty at the time of the crash.
The UFC released the following statement regarding Grice in the aftermath of the accident: “The UFC sends its thoughts and prayers to featherweight Matt Grice, who was involved in a serious auto accident over the weekend in his native Oklahoma that required surgery. Grice is currently in the intensive care unit and more details on his condition will be posted as they are received.”
The LA Times has reported that Grice is still in the ICU, and is now scheduled to have brain surgery.
Matt Grice is a decorated wrestler with a 15-5 MMA record. His most recent fight at UFC 157 was his most exciting performance as a professional, despite falling via split decision. Grice’s fight with Dennis Bermudez is being considered a a possible Fight of the Year candidate.
The next appearance in the UFC for Grice was scheduled for October 19, when he would have taken on Jeremy Larsen on the undercard.
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