Some unsettling news is making the rounds Monday morning, as according to multiple reports, UFC featherweight Matt Grice was seriously injured in a car accident on Saturday night. The 32 year-old vet reportedly underwent brain surgery Sunday night and remains in a Oklahoma City intensive care unit.
Grice was reportedly sitting at a red light Saturday when he was rear-ended by a car. News of the accident was reported first by News9.com, which relayed the incident took place in Pottawatomie County. A reported friend of Grice updated the fighter and OKC police officer’s condition last night by tweeting Grice’s vitals are “stable”, but that he is still in “very serious condition.”
The former high school wrestling champ and collegiate wrestler is coming off a tightly contested and thrilling split decision loss to Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157 in February. Prior to that “The Real One” worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Leonard Garcia at UFC on FX 3 last June. Grice is 3-2 in his last five fights and was scheduled to fight Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166 in October.
Grice returned to the UFC last year after going 2-2 in his first stint with the promotion, which ran from 2007 through 2009. The fighter worked his back to the Octagon by scoring four straight victories.
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