UFC featherweight Matt Grice remains under the watchful eye of doctors Monday (9/9) morning following a car accident Sunday (9/8) in Oklahoma.
Grice, 32 years old and a police officer in Oklahoma City, was off-duty when he was stuck from behind at a red light by another car. He was sent into the car in front of him.
You can read the Notificaiton here.
According to Daniel Rubenstein, stated earlier this morning (9/9) via twitter that his “Vitals are stable but still in very serious condition. Docs will MRI/Catscan in AM & determine best course of plan.”
Grice had surgery late Sunday night to alleviate swelling and bleeding around the brain. He was scheduled to face Jeremy Larsen later this year.
Just tweeted by Rubenstein PM on 9/9:
You can follow Daniel @dannyrube on twitter. He is in OK and at hospital I’m sure he will be tweeting updates.
UPDATE 9/10/13 – No official updated on Grice today, Dana White did state at Pre fight presser today that they wish him and the family the best. His family has asked for privacy during this time. However it is reported that Grice is still in ICU. We will update if any news is received. Per Matt’s wife: Matt was wearing seat belt when the accident happened, contrary to what news reported. Nurse responding to scene removed it. Released today Grice’s bout on UFC 166 prelims was removed today, leaving Jeremy Larsen without a challenger. However Charles Oliveira’s opponent also got called to the injury field and now the two will fight each other at UFC 166.
UPDATE 9/16/13 – He’s stable, but still in critical condition. Still sedated. Doctors will decide today to wake him or wait. Will probably know more once doctors do evening rounds. Will update.
UPDATE 9/18/13 – He is off sedation for 2 days but still asleep, waking up for seconds (eyes closed). Making brisk movements & breathing on own. Will have a temp tracheotomy & feeding tube. Once he’s awake and alert we’ll know more on his short/long term outcome.
UPDATE 9/28/13 Matt has been moved out of ICU in to a regular patient room. This is a big deal for us. Just means he has come a long way. He has moments of waking up. Sometimes for a few hours or just a few minutes. When he is awake he is normally moving his legs around and sometimes pulls at his tubes – we have to remind him to stay in bed. If you know Matt he has never been the type to sit still. Although he is able to talk, we aren’t able to make out most of what he is saying. The injury has affected his speech but he’ll be back to talking and giving us a hard time soon after speech therapy. From what we can make out we know he has his long term memory, remembers names, people, was able to tell us the year and so on. He also likes to make fun and be ornery…same old Matt. During PT yesterday Matt walked (with assistance) to and from his bed to his door with a walker. While the therapist asked him to hit her hands he finished up his round of 10 with his hands in a fist making “pfffsh” sounds – like he was hitting mits.