Matt Grice, the UFC featherweight with a penchant for battles within the Octagon, is still on the mend from the devastating car accident he was in on September 8, 2013 – an accident that resulted in a medically-induced coma and a portion of his skull removed. A local news station just did a story updating Grice’s condition and recovery (watch it here), but the gist of it is that Grice has made great progress, yet a long road to recovery lies ahead.
Grice, who is a police officer in Oklahoma City, O.K., was rear-ended by a distracted driver traveling at a high rate of speed. The UFC veteran was stopped at a red light.
In the days that followed, there was an outpouring support for the fallen fighter by the MMA community. Almost three months later, Grice appeared on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour“, still very much a work in progress in terms of healing.
The last time he fought in the Octagon, Grice lost a hard-fought battle with Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157 on February 23, 2013. The effort put forth earned both men Fight of the Night honors. Grice was supposed to fight at UFC 166 on October 19, but had to withdraw because of the accident.